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.

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.

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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

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.

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.

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.

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

“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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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: 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.

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.

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 [.].

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.,

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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Kia Niro electric car debuts in Korea

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Kia displayed a new Niro EV electric car concept at the Consumer Electronics Show last January, and the production car just made an appearance in South Korea at the Fifth International Electric Vehicle Expo. Based on the Niro hybrid and plug in hybrid already sold stateside, the Niro EV takes the concept one step further by dispensing with the gas

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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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Renault-Nissan bids to take over another automaker

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The company has submitted a letter of intent to acquire South Korean automaker Ssangyong Motor Company with a Renault spokesman informing Dow Jones newswires that its bid [.]. Tags: Green cars Latest news Nissan Renault Renault-Nissan Alliance South East Asia South Korea Ssangyong Motor Ssangyong Motor Company

Effect of Trump solar-panel import tariffs on clean-power growth debated

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are imported from such countries as China, Malaysia, South Korea, Thailand, and Vietnam. A majority of the photovoltaic solar panels used in the U.S. Now, environmentalists and energy analysts worry that the new 30-percent tariff on solar-panel imports announced last Monday by President Donald Trump may stymie the rapidly growing clean-energy. Politics taxes renewable energy solar clean energy Donald Trump

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Will Korea cope with new emission standards?

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Earlier this week we told you that South Korea had implemented new fuel efficiency and carbon dioxide emission standards in our article South Korea outlines efficiency targets. From 2012, 30 per cent of cars sold in Korea by domestic automakers must have either an average fuel efficiency rate of 17km/l or emit less than 140g/km of CO2. From 2015, all cars sold in Korea must meet these requirements.

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Hyundai boosted by early hybrid success

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Hyundai Motor Corporation has received more than 1,000 pre-sale orders for the Avente/Elantra LPI hybrid since June 17 ahead of the car going on sale in South Korea on July 8. Tags: Green cars Hybrid cars Hyundai Latest news Hyundai Avente LPI Hyundai Elantra LPI Liquefied Petroleum Injected engine South Korea

SK Energy hopes to make battery breakthrough

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All of the exciting green car innovations don’t have to emanate from Japan - South Korea too has got in on the act as SK Energy, Asia’s fourth largest energy provider, has developed six lithium-ion cells. Tags: Green cars Latest news Lithium-ion batteries SK Energy South Korea

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