South Korea Wants More Electric-Car Charging Stations

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South Korea electric-car sales have been helped significantly by government subsidies both national and local, but there's still much room for improvement. That's because despite these subsidies, just 850 plug-in cars were sold in South Korea in 2014, leaving the country with around 1,800 on its roads at the end of the year. South Korea incentives plug-in cars transportation policy

South Korea to standardize on CCS fast-charging standard used by US, German makers

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Buyers of electric vehicles in South Korea won't need to consider the pros and cons of charging standards in the near future. The South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards announced in mid-December it would revise the current charging standard in the country to recommend the use of "Combo 1"—also known as the Combined Charging System.


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South Korea to extend electric-car subsidy to long-range vehicles too

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South Korea currently offers electric-car subsidies, but only to shorter-range vehicles. Asia South Korea incentives plug-in cars Incentives and RebatesThis somewhat unusual provision was put in place in 2012, the government says, to encourage sales of electric cars with convenient charging times. Under the current rule, electric cars that can fully charge in under 10 hours on standard household current.

VW faces far worse problems in South Korea than in U.S.

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But the company may face far worse problems in South Korea. South Korea VW Volkswagen diesel scandalThe ongoing diesel emissions scandal has severely damaged Volkswagen's reputation in the U.S., and will be quite costly to remedy. Under the terms of a settlement that recently received preliminary approval from a federal judge, VW must buy back or modify 466,000 2.0-liter TDI cars. DON'T.

Electric-Car Sales Surge In South Korea, Supported By Subsidies

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Now we can add South Korea to the list of countries where Sales of plug-in electric cars are very regional right now, globally as well as within the United States. Norway, for instance, has seen electric-car sales soar because it offers financial incentives and other benefits that aren''t available to drivers of vehicles with combustion engines.

Hyundai Motor completes South Korea’s first domestic autonomous truck highway journey

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Hyundai Motor Company completed South Korea’s first domestic highway journey with an autonomously navigated semi-trailer truck. Hyundai’s Xcient truck drove approximately 40 km (25 miles) on the highway between Uiwang and Incheon, carrying a large semi-trailer simulating cargo transportation. This successful demonstration proves that innovative autonomous driving technology can be used to transform the trade logistics industry.

IHI and Hyundai WIA form turbocharger JV in South Korea

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brand in Asia through the joint-business in South Korea. IHI Corporation and Hyundai WIA Corporation, a major automobile parts manufacturer and a major subsidiary of Hyundai-Kia Motor Group, have entered a joint venture agreement for turbochargers. The Vehicular Turbocharger business unit of IHI Group has seven plants world-wide and is targeting 7 million units per year production in FY2015.

KAIST rolling out dynamic wireless charging in buses in South Korea

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The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) is trialing a bus application for its Online Electric Vehicle (OLEV) technology, a dynamic wireless charging technology that recharges a vehicle’s battery while the vehicle is in motion. The OLEV bus in Gumi. Click to enlarge.

Toyota plans to export US-built Sienna to South Korea

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Toyota announced plans to begin exporting US-built Sienna vehicles to distributors in South Korea. Sienna exports to South Korea are initially forecasted at approximately 600 units annually. With the start of these shipments to South Korea, Toyota will now export US-assembled vehicles to 19 countries around the world. The Sienna is produced at Toyota’s manufacturing plant in Princeton, IN.

South Korea trials wireless charging for buses

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It may still seem like a futuristic technology, but South Korea is not wasting time in making wireless charging a reality. That''s because the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) has decided to trial a dynamic wireless charging system for its electric buses that will charge th[.].

South Korea outlines efficiency targets

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Achieve forty miles per gallon or cut carbon dioxide emissions to an average of 140g/km - that’s the target that has been set by the South Korean Presidential Committee on Green Growth. Korea’s fuel efficiency standards are already scheduled to increase by 16.5 Tags: Green cars Latest news co2 emissions South Korea South Korea Presidential Committee on Green Growth

Oullim: Yet Another All-Electric Supercar, This One From South Korea

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A South Korean vehicle with a Dutch electric drivetrain probably doesn''t spring to mind. Think of supercars, and your thoughts might turn to Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens or Vipers. Though that''s what you''re looking at here. It''s called the Oullim Motors Spirra EV, and according to Dutch site De Telegraaf, it''s due to go into production

Toyota to take Sienna model to South Korea

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The US-built Toyota Sienna will soon be distributed in South Korea after Toyota announced plans to bring around 600 units to the country annually. Green cars Latest news Toyota South Korea Toyota Sienna US-built ToyotaCurrently the Toyota Sienna is produced at Toyota’s manufacturing plant in Princeton, Indiana and has not yet been shipped outside the US. However, from November, the Sienna will be exported following [.].

Hyundai plans to take hydrogen fuel-cell systems beyond vehicles

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” With this week’s opening of a second plant making fuel-cell systems, in Chungju, South Korea, Hyundai. South Korea hydrogen Hyundai NexoHyundai sees a lot of potential in hydrogen fuel-cell technology. And it may find success with it by looking well past cars and SUVs—to other uses that could, as the company puts it, “transcend the transportation sector.”

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Toyota expands into South Korea

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The dominance of Toyota in the automotive sector shows no signs of slowing down, as the company moves into South Korea. Toyota Motor has begun sales of its vehicles at five dealerships in the country, including three in Seoul, established by its local distributor Toyota Motor Korea Company Ltd. He stated that Toyota hopes to contribute to South Korean society and earn a loyal following.

South Korea aims to dominate lithium-ion battery market

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The race to be at the front of the lithium-ion battery market as electric cars become mainstream, is heating up with South Korea announcing plans to invest 15trillion won to become the world’s dominant producer of rechargeable batteries. Tags: Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries Battery 2020 Project LG lithium-ion battery market Ministry of Educational Science and Technology Ministry of Knowledge Economy Samsung Sanyo South Korea

South Korea: Electric buses recharge as they drive

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While wireless, on-the-road charging for electric cars might be causing trouble in Denmark; over in South Korea, they’ve already got it sussed. According to, the South Korea’s second city, Gumi already has 15 miles of public road fitted with cables that can transfer electrica[.]. Electric cars

Fuel cell revolution sparks in Japan and South Korea

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Japan and South Korea look set to drive the market for fuel cell vehicles, starting in 2015, new analysis suggests. Carmakers from the two countries including Honda, Toyota, Nissan and Hyundai/Kia are all preparing for commercial production of fuel cell vehicles within the next three years. All are already running prototypes with fleets to test [.]. Fuel Cells Hydrogen cars Hydrogen fuel fuel cell hydrogen

Hyundai and Cummins form JV to build MidRange engines in South Korea

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have formed a 50/50 joint venture partnership to manufacture MidRange engines in Korea extending from 150 hp to 300 hp (112-224 kW) output for application in a wide range of Hyundai construction and industrial equipment. The launch of the Hyundai Cummins Engine Company (HCEC) joint venture took place in Ulsan, Korea. The HCEC joint venture operation will be located in the city of Daegu, Korea, with engine manufacturing to commence in 2014. Hyundai Heavy Industries Co.,

“Electric cars are disasters; they are evil," says Hyundai union head

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Yet those are the words of Ha Bu-young, head of the Hyundai motor union, both the largest and the most powerful union in South Korea. South Korea UAW unions jobs plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV “Electric cars are disasters. They are evil." Not something you'd hear every day, certainly not from a powerful executive in the auto industry.

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South Korea to Boost Vehicle Fuel Economy Standards

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South Korea plans to raise the fuel economy of locally-made vehicles to surpass future requirements being by the US and Japan, according to the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE). South Korea enacted fuel economy standards in 2006 for domestic cars and in 2009 for imported cars with sales of less than 10,000 vehicles. Yonhap.

Kia Niro EV specs revealed at latest Korean car show

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Then it appeared in Korea at an electric. South KoreaThe Kia Niro EV made its first appearance at the Busan auto show this week and Kia confirmed the car will offer a battery with up to 236 miles of range. The company showed a concept version of the car at the Consumer Electronics Show in January with wildly updated head and tail lights and trim details.

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Koreans add to Chevy confusion chorus over Bolt, Volt names

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South Korea plug-in carsThere's no getting around the fact that the words "bolt" and "volt" sound similar. So Chevrolet was likely inviting confusion when it decided to name its 238-mile electric car the Bolt EV, while continuing to offer the Volt plug-in hybrid. It's easy for English speakers to confuse "B" and "V" sounds on occasion, after all. DON'T MISS: Why 'Bolt'.

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South Korea to provide subsidies for fuel cells

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Reports in the JoongAng Daily state that the South Korean Government has plans to increase subsidies for renewable power generation and for the use of residential hydrogen fuel cells for heating and power. Tags: Fuel Cells Green cars Latest news fuel cell subsidies South Korea

Tesla's huge Australia battery won't last as world's largest: Hyundai in the wings

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As Elon Musk basks in the glow of meeting his 100-day challenge to install the world's largest utility battery in South Australia, another company is looking to take his crown. South Korea Batteries Australia energy storageHyundai Electric & Energy Systems Co. announced on November 23 it took an order for an industrial energy-storage system to be installed by February. The 150-megawatt.

Toyota Launches Sales of Prius and Camry Hybrid in South Korea

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Toyota Motor has begun sales of Toyota-brand vehicles in South Korea at five new dealerships, including three in Seoul, established by TMC’s local distributor Toyota Motor Korea Co., At a press conference today in Seoul, TMC Executive Vice President Yukitoshi Funo said: “ The introduction of the Toyota brand into South Korea is aimed to meet the diversifying needs of consumers in this growing market.

South Korea Plans New Rules That Could Shut Out Products With Japanese-Made Li-Ion Batteries

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The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that the government of South Korea will introduce new regulations on the manufacture and sale of products containing lithium-ion batteries on 1 July. The rules reportedly could shut out products using Japanese-made lithium batteries from the South Korean market. The new regulations include a requirement that those wishing to manufacture or sell such products in South Korea obtain certification from a designated organization in the country.“The

BMW targets electric car market in South Korea

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Though traditionally the South Korean car market has been dominated by home-grown giants Hyundai and Kia, it seems BMW has set its sights on the area – with electric cars expected to play a key role. BMW Electric cars Green cars Latest news BMW i3 BMW i8 electric cars green cars KoreaThe German carmaker has seen its share of the passenger car market in the country jump from 18 per [.].

Samsung says sayonara to fuel cells, focuses on batteries for electric cars

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South Korea's Samsung SDI has decided to drop its hydrogen fuel-cell division, and focus future development resources exclusively on batteries for electric cars. South Korea Batteries hydrogen plug-in cars hydrogen fuel cell SamsungSamsung SDI is already a major player in the electric-car battery market. But until recently the company also dabbled in fuel-cell technology, largely the province of Japanese companies.

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Demand for Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, electric models higher than expected, company says

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South Korea Plug-In Hybrids Production plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV The issue first came to light in a question from a reader. It boiled down to this: "What's going on with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and why can't I get one at my local dealer in California?" The e-mail even included a link to a Korean business-news article, which is unusual for reader queries. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid: gas mileage.

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Hyundai-Kia: eight electric cars by 2022, dedicated EV platform

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South Korea Future Cars plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV It's long been said in the auto industry that Hyundai-Kia is the only competitor that truly scares industry colossus Toyota. Thirty years ago, the Korean company was a bit player, producing designs adapted from obsolete Mitsubishi technology. Today it's a major global player, reacting fast to market swings—and its goal is to be second only.

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South Koreas POSCO and SK Energy to Develop Coal to Synthetic Natural Gas

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South Korea-based POSCO, a global steel producer, and SK Energy Co., an energy and petrochemical producer, have signed a memorandum of understanding with the South Korean government to develop coal conversion technologies, including synthetic natural gas (SNG) produced through a coal-to-gas conversion process utilizing low-quality coal. Domestic production of synthetic natural gas is expected to substantially reduce Korea’s dependence on imported liquefied natural gas.

South Korean government trims orders for Hyundai Nexo hydrogen-fuel cars

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Nine months after announcing its intention to buy 10,000 Hyundai Nexo hydrogen-fueled cars, the South Korean government has halved its order. That's according to Business Korea, which said Tuesday that a report published by the government earlier this month indicated that the government plans to purchase 5,000 Nexo vehicles over the next two. South Korea hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell

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Renault Samsung SM3 ZE electric sedan: battery upgrade gives 130-mile range in Korean tests

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Consider that the first-generation Volkswagen Golf launched in 1974, for example, lived on in South Africa until 2009 as the VW CitiGolf. South Korea Better Place plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Renault-Nissan Samsung 2012 Renault Fluence Z.E.Frequently, cars withdrawn from one market live on in another, sometimes for years. Those vehicles may even be upgraded with newer technology in the older body.

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Global Sales Below Target, Company Admits

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South Korea sales California hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell alternative fuel vehicles Hyundai Tucson Fuel CellThe Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was launched outside the U.S. in 2013 as the first fuel-cell vehicle to be offered to the broader public in significant numbers. Roughly two years later, though, Hyundai isn't pleased with sales of its zero-emission crossover utility vehicle. The Korean carmaker originally said it was planning to sell 1,000 Tucson Fuel.

2016 Chevrolet Spark Gets More Upscale Interior: Korean Photo Leaked

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Green Auto Show Leaked Minicars South Korea Three weeks from now, the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Spark minicar will just have debuted at the 2015 New York Auto Show, as well as the auto show in Seoul. We''ve already seen leaked images and a Chevy-supplied teaser of the exterior, but now we''ve got an early peek at the interior. DON''T MISS: 2016 Chevrolet Spark Teaser Photo Previews New.

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2016 Chevrolet Spark Teaser Photo Previews New York Auto Show Debut

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Offered in 71 markets and originating in South Korea, the Spark is also one of the company''s most globalized models. Hatchbacks South Korea New York Auto Show General Motors minicar Ecotec The current Chevrolet Spark. launched in North America for 2013, has been a sales success for General Motors. The company has sold more than 1 million units of the stylish minicar globally since it first went on sale back in 2009.

Hyundai reboots Ioniq as an EV brand, starting with Ioniq 5 crossover in fall 2021

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Hyundai announced Monday morning in South Korea that a new Ioniq brand will spawn an entire family of fully electric vehicles that will include production models based on the well-received Prophecy sport-sedan concept and retro-styled

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Report: Hyundai may boost EV production after Tesla Model 3 outsold Kona Electric in Korea

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The Tesla Model 3 is currently outselling the Hyundai Kona Electric in the crossover's home market of South Korea, reports Reuters. And that might potentially prompt a an increase in electric-car production from Hyundai sooner than otherwise planned.

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Korea considers changing its EV subsidy after Tesla buyers cash in

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South Korea may exclude Tesla from the list of automakers that qualify for electric-car subsidies as the California transplant racks up sales, The Korea Herald reported Sunday.

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Japanese battery makers play catch up with South Koreans

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Makers of lithium-ion batteries in Japan are attempting to increase research and development and boost their position, as South Korean rivals threaten to steal their share of the market. Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries japan South Korea South Koreans The NikkeiAccording to a report in Japanese business daily The Nikkei, Japanese carmakers have been leaders in the field of lithium-ion batteries for vehicles since the 1990s [.].

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Lucid beyond 500 miles, Nikola electric garbage trucks, Tesla in Korea: Today’s Car News

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And South Korea is angling to exclude Tesla. Lucid blasts past the 500-mile range barrier. Nikola Motors announces the largest order of tailpipe-emissions-free garbage trucks, but hydrogen isn’t part of it. This and more, here at Green Car Reports.

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Hybrid sales drop while SUV sales rise

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According to reports in the Korea Times, carmakers in South Korea sold just 591 hybrids in February, representing just 0.5 Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Hyundai Latest news hybrid sales Hyundai Avante Hybrid Kia Forte Hybrid Korea Times South Korea SUV sales We may be at the dawn of a green car era but not all motorists are changing their buying habits with an environmental conscience.

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