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Electric Vehicle Market on the Rise in South Korea

SEOUL, Jun. 15 (Korea Bizwire) — Sales of electric cars in South Korea have grown sevenfold in the past year, as growing public interest is seeing more consumers trade in their gas-guzzlers to instead opt for more eco-friendly and energy-saving alternatives. According to data from the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and the Korea Automobile [...]

Tesla Begins Receiving Orders for Model S Electric Car Ahead of Launch

Tesla Begins Receiving Orders for Model S Electric Car Ahead of Launch

SEOUL, Feb. 23 (Korea Bizwire) – U.S. electric carmaker Tesla Motors has begun receiving orders for its luxury Model S electric vehicle that is expected to be officially launched in South Korea in May, market sources said Thursday.  According to the sources, Tesla Korea, the local distributor of the car, recently informed local customers who [...]

GM, Tesla Set to Debut Long-Range EVs in S. Korea

GM, Tesla Set to Debut Long-Range EVs in S. Korea

SEOUL, Feb. 2 (Korea Bizwire) – General Motors Co. and Tesla Motors Inc. are poised to debut their long-range electric vehicles (EVs) in South Korea this year in a move that could help galvanize the budding local EV market dominated by short-range models, industry sources said Thursday.  GM Korea Co., GM’s South Korean unit, is [...]

S. Korean Celeb to Call for NHTSA to Investigate Tesla Model’s Sudden Acceleration

S. Korean Celeb to Call for NHTSA to Investigate Tesla Model’s Sudden Acceleration

SEOUL, Jan. 4 (Korea Bizwire) – South Korean actor Son Ji-chang, who recently filed suit against U.S. electric vehicle maker Tesla Motors over his sudden acceleration accident, said Wednesday that he will call for the United States’ National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to look into the accident.  Son, residing in California, claimed in the [...]