Within one decade, the South Korean’s capital wants to replace its 7,427 CNG buses through electric-powered equivalents. The first 40 models are to hit the roads by 2018.
Additional 4,030 electric buses are to join until 2025, the rest is supposed to follow after. Bus providers can rely on the authorities to receive approximately half of the purchasing costs through public funding, namely 250m won (230,000 dollars). However, the costs for the CNG buses have been shared before as well but were much less high, so it’s questionable if all operators will go along with. The upcoming electric bus fleet shall contribute to solve Seoul’s air pollution problems.