Tag: South Korea

Jan 6, 2020 - 03:00 pm

South Korea expands e-mobility budget

The South Korean government will provide a total of 950 billion won (about 627 million euros) in 2020 to subsidise electric cars and expand the network of charging stations in the country, this signifies a 60 per cent increase from 2019.

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Dec 23, 2019 - 01:45 pm

SK Innovation to supply Hyundai electric cars

SK Innovation will become the exclusive battery cell supplier for Hyundai Group electric cars – specifically for the first model based on the Electric-Global Modular Platform (E-GMP), which is to roll off the assembly line from 2021.

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Dec 20, 2019 - 04:26 pm

Kia rumours: all-electric Seltos for Asian markets?

According to a Kia blog, Kia is planning a purely electric version of its Seltos compact SUV exclusively for the Asian markets. The electric Seltos, which will be developed under the code name SP2 EV, will be based on well-known technology.

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Dec 4, 2019 - 02:37 pm

Hyundai unveils electric strategy till 2025 & beyond

The Hyundai Motor Company has presented its ‘Strategy 2025’ roadmap, in which the South Korean Group also sets its frameworks for electrification. By 2025, Hyundai intends to become one of the three largest EV manufacturers in the world with a multi-faceted approach.

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Dec 3, 2019 - 01:13 pm

United we stand, divided we fall

South Korean battery giants LG Chem and SK Innovation are each trying to sue each other in bitter court disputes in both the USA and South Korea about alleged patent infringements. Now their spat is threatening to disrupt the launches of electric vehicles in the US by some of the world’s largest carmakers. Even the […]

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Oct 28, 2019 - 04:13 pm

Umicore to supply Samsung SDI with NMC

Umicore and Samsung SDI have signed a strategic agreement to supply nearly 80,000 tonnes of NMC (Nickel Manganese Cobalt) cathode material from 2020. The supply will come from Umicore plants in various regions, most of them initially from Korea.

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Sep 26, 2019 - 01:17 pm

Byton contracts manufacturing in South Korea

The automotive parts manufacturer MS Autotech has just become a contract manufacturer for Byton in South Korea. Through its subsidiary Myoungshin, MS Autotech will produce more than 50,000 electric cars annually – in a former General Motors factory.

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Sep 25, 2019 - 05:24 pm

Umicore and LG Chem enter cathode supply deal

Umicore and LG Chem have entered into a multi-year strategic supply agreement for NMC (Nickel-Manganese Cobalt) cathode materials to meet LG Chem’s needs from Umicore plants in Poland, South Korea and China.

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Sep 10, 2019 - 02:31 pm

Stop talking, start doing

South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in is setting a good example by using a Hyundai Nexo as his official car. He will be demonstrating the technology for locals, doing marketing and addressing range anxiety in one.

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Sep 2, 2019 - 12:23 pm

South Korea announces new EV subsidies for 2020

In the coming year, the South Korean government will provide the equivalent of around 900 million dollars in subsidies for e-mobility. The money will not only be used to subsidise electric and fuel cell cars, but also the associated infrastructure.

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Aug 28, 2019 - 03:50 pm

Gogoro targets B2B with expansion into Seoul

Taiwanese electric scooter manufacturer Gogoro has launched its Gogoro 2 Utility scooter and battery-replacement network built for B2B industries in the city of Seoul with cooperation partner TIC corporation.

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Aug 13, 2019 - 02:40 pm

Tesla starts Model 3 sales in South Korea

Tesla has started selling Model 3 in South Korea at prices starting at 52 million won (about 43,000 dollars) before subsidies. Buyers can look forward to subsidies from the state government and provincial governments totalling up to 20 million won.

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Jul 25, 2019 - 03:10 pm

Hyundai Mobis building EV component factory

Hyundai Mobis, the South Korean automotive supplier belonging to the Hyundai Motor Group, is investing the equivalent of around 322 million dollars in the construction of a new plant for electric car components.

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Jul 22, 2019 - 03:35 pm

Seoul to increase electric city bus fleet

The number of battery-powered city buses on the streets of the South Korean capital Seoul is expected to rise to 143 this year. Private bus companies are being promoted by the city government to ensure that the switch to electric buses is successful.

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May 30, 2019 - 06:12 pm

Hyundai introduces its electric double-decker bus

More passengers with the same dimensions and emission-free: Hyundai has introduced its first electrically powered double-decker bus. When and in which countries the new 70-seater will be sold has yet to be revealed. Also new from the Korean company is a system for smaller electric commercial vehicles.

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May 14, 2019 - 12:17 pm

Hyundai and Kia invest 80 million euros in Rimac

Hyundai and Kia are together investing 80 million euros into Rimac Automobili. The Korean carmakers and the Croatian company are also entering into a strategic partnership for the joint development of both battery electric and fuel cell, high-performance EVs.

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May 2, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Kia launches Niro electric car in the USA

The Kia Niro EV has finally gone on sale in the U.S. The South Korean electric car manufacturer already started selling the Niro in their home country in June of last year. The base price for the Niro EV EX is $39,495 ($31,995 with federal tax credit).

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Apr 30, 2019 - 03:42 pm

USA: LG Chem files lawsuits against SK Innovation

The U.S.-owned subsidiary of the South Korean battery cell manufacturer LG Chem has filed two lawsuits in the USA against its South Korean competitor SK Innovation. The accusation: Employees hired by LG Chem are said to have disclosed business secrets of the company.

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Apr 29, 2019 - 05:37 pm

Korea Gas plans for 25 hydrogen production facilities

Korea Gas announced that by 2030 it intends to invest the equivalent of around 4 billion dollars in the construction of 25 hydrogen production plants and pipelines with a total length of 700 kilometres to transport the gas in South Korea.

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Apr 16, 2019 - 07:02 pm

Seoul to grant subsidies to two-wheelers

The government of the South Korean capital Seoul wants to provide subsidies for a massive electric offensive. The goal is to replace around 100,000 two-wheelers powered by combustion engines with electric ones by 2025, as well as the electrification of minibuses.

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Apr 10, 2019 - 09:51 pm

Webasto increases e-mobility engagement in Korea

Webasto acquired the entire South Korean joint venture Webasto Donghee for 100 million euros, making it the largest acquisition in its history. With this deal, the supplier is expanding its core businesses in Asia and gets closer to Hyundai-Kia.

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Apr 10, 2019 - 01:14 pm

Korea: Former GM factory picked up by MS Autotech

A former General Motors car factory in the South Korean city of Gunsan is to become a production site for electric cars. The Korean component manufacturer MS Autotech bought the plant for the equivalent of almost 100 million dollars to manufacture on behalf of several OEMs.

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Mar 28, 2019 - 03:02 pm

Songuo Motors presents the NeuWai brand

At the Seoul Motor Show, South Korean manufacturer Songuo Motors presented the NeuWai brand, under which a whole series of vehicles will be sold in the future, including vehicles with electric drives. NeuWai is exhibiting no less than twelve models at the show.

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Mar 11, 2019 - 03:09 pm

South Korea forms HyNet for hydrogen charging

The South Korean Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy has formed a special purpose company called HyNet to lead construction of hydrogen charging infrastructure. The 13 companies involved have together invested 135 billion won (118.7 million USD).

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Jan 17, 2019 - 01:37 pm

Korea presents hydrogen economy plan

A new plan by the South Korean government to build a hydrogen economy includes a massive increase in the number of fuel cell vehicles produced in the country. While only around 2,000 such vehicles were built by 2018, the number is expected to rise to 100,000 by 2025.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2020/01/06/south-korea-expands-e-mobility-budget/
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