May 17, 2018 - 05:15 pm

Korea to fully electrify buses and trucks by 2030


The government in Seoul wants all buses and trucks to run with zero emissions by 2030, according to local media reports. Moreover, they want to increase the number of fast-charging stations for electric cars to 10,000 by 2022 and also electrify mail delivery.

Just as the EU drafts a new emission standard for heavy commercial vehicles, Korea decided to electrify most of their fleet. Only by 2030 though but the country is aiming for full electrification by then. This includes both battery-electric buses as well as those with fuel cells as built by Korea’s Hyundai. The company has also announced to electrify their commercial vehicle line up recently.

There are also plans for a public-private partnership with the aim to install a network of hydrogen filling stations. Hyundai as well as the state-owned Korea Gas Corporation are part of the deal that includes eight H2 filling stations located on Korea’s busiest highways with another ten to supply fuel cell vehicles in Seoul and other large cities with hydrogen (we reported).

In a statewide initiative aimed at citizens, Korea also lined up additional fast-charging stations and wants to install a total of 10,000 units by 2022.

The new plan released by the government also wants to introduce small electric two-wheelers for postal deliveries by 2020. Around the same time Seoul will also start to mass-produce and supply hydrogen and electric buses in earnest.

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