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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Renault Samsung Motors boosts range of new SM3 Z.E. by 57% to 233 km

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electric vehicle at the Daegu International Future Auto Expo in South Korea. South Korea’s Ministry of Health and Welfare purchased 1,200 units of the car last April; the model is also popular as an EV taxi in Seoul, Daegu and Jeju Isla.

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.

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'.

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.

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.

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Velodyne LiDAR Partners with UMS for autonomous vehicle testing in South Korea

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Velodyne LiDAR is partnering with Unmanned Solution (UMS) of South Korea to integrate its advanced LiDAR sensors into UMS’ expansive autonomous technology development program. The company has deployed more than 100 autonomous vehicles in South Korea thus far with more planned, all outfitted with varying combinations of Velodyne’s VLP-16, HDL-32, and HDL-64 LiDAR sensors.

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 [.].

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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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.

Electric car maker reveals expansion plans

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There are plenty of previously unheard of names emerging to challenge the big motoring brands as the green car race gathers pace – and one to watch may be South Korea-based electric vehicle maker CT&T. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news City electric vehicle CT&T e-Zone electric vehicle electric car maker LG Chem South Korea tokyo motor show Young Gi Lee

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.

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 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

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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.

Valeo to form transmission JV with S. Korean partner Pyeong Hwa Group; torque converters and CVTs; boosting sales to Hyundai-Kia

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France-based Valeo has signed an agreement with its long-standing South Korean partner Pyeong Hwa Group to create a 50/50 joint venture for transmissions; the new company will be called Valeo-Kapec. Each partner will contribute to this Joint-Venture its respective torque Ccnverter business, located for Valeo at Nanjing (China), Atsugi (Japan), San Luis Potosi (Mexico) and Troy (USA) and located for Kapec in Daegu, Waegwan and Seongju (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.

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.

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 [.].

U.S. Electric-Car Battery Industry Could Grow If Supply Base Matures

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China, Japan, and South Korea currently have the largest manufacturing bases, but the U.S. Increasing production of electric cars is expected to increase the market for lithium-ion battery cells substantially, but where will the majority of those cells be made? could become a larger player as well. A new report from the Department of Energy's. Manufacturing Batteries lithium-ion plug-in cars

Why lithium-ion cells with hollow cores matter (Apple Car or not)

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Now, reports out of South Korea indicate that the most unusual feature of this rumored electric car—if it exists—could very. One of the biggest news stories in the automotive industry has been a car that still isn't officially confirmed to exist. It's "Project Titan," Apple's much-discussed project to allegedly develop an electric car. Batteries lithium-ion Apple plug-in cars

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

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.,

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.

Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid, Electric Models To Be Sold In 50 States

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The 2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid finally broke cover in South Korea this week as the first of three variants of Hyundai's Prius-fighting hatchback. It will be joined by an all-electric version, and eventually a plug-in hybrid model as well. All three models will be sold in the U.S., although availability may vary by region. DON'T MISS: 2017 Hyundai. Plug-In Hybrids Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Hyundai Ioniq

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 expands battery partnership as EV demand rises

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The two companies signed a memorandum of understanding in Seoul, South Korea today that Samsung would [.].

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.

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.

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

Detroit Electric and Integrated Energy sign MOU on EV sales and V2X project in S. Korea’s Jeju Island

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Korea-based Integrated Energy, and Detroit Electric, which plans to bring a new electric sportscar—the SP:01 ( earlier post )—to market in 2015, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Integrated Energy to conduct retail sales of Detroit Electric pure electric vehicles, and to implement a joint V2X project which will include a pilot program in South Korea.

Korean Oil Company Helps Drivers Save Gas With.Parking Balloons?

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That was our first thought on seeing one gas-saving idea from nothing less than an oil company in South Korea. Sometimes the best ideas are also the simplest. Called the HERE balloon, it''s oil giant S-Oil''s way of reducing the time drivers spend looking for a space in a large parking lot--and therefore, the gas they waste while doing so. It''s

Which electric car will sell best in 2018, globally? Poll results

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The new, longer-range second-generation Nissan Leaf will be in production at three factories around the world, the Tesla Model 3 should hit volume production, and the Chevy Bolt EV will be fully available in North America, Europe, and South Korea. Next year is shaping up to be a banner year for electric cars globally.