Tag: South Korea

Aug 15, 2022 - 01:01 pm

Mercedes driver Vandoorne is Formula E world champion

Stoffel Vandoorne has won the Formula E championship. At the final race weekend in Seoul, a fifth and a second place were enough for the Mercedes EQ driver to win the title. The manufacturers’ championship also went to Mercedes for the second year in a row.

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Jul 20, 2022 - 12:58 pm

South Korea’s Charzin enables eRoaming overseas

The South Korean EV charging provider Charzin has joined Hubject’s e-roaming platform intercharge to enable subscribers to use their cards in the US and Europe. Hubject also provides Plug&Charge services to European EVs sold in Korea.

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Jun 30, 2022 - 12:38 pm

Samsung SDI to build 4680 pilot line in Cheonan

Samsung SDI is preparing a pilot line for the production of 4680 battery cells for Tesla at its Cheonan plant in South Korea, according to Korean media. The first equipment for the production lines is said to have already been ordered.

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Jun 14, 2022 - 02:33 pm

LG Energy Solution to build 4680 cells in Ochang

LG Energy Solution has announced the construction of a new production line at its Ochang plant in South Korea for 4680 round cells. The line is expected to have an annual production capacity of 9 GWh – and apparently produce cells for Tesla.

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Jun 7, 2022 - 12:26 pm

Hyundai to stop Ioniq production in July

Hyundai will soon cease production of the Ioniq. According to the South Korean carmaker, production of the model, which is available as a BEV, PHEV and HEV, will end at the Ulsan plant in July.

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May 31, 2022 - 05:42 pm

Polestar launches referral programme

The electric car manufacturer Polestar has launched a referral programme in Europe, South Korea and the USA. However, the Polestar offer is not intended to be as extensive as Tesla’s referral programme, which has since been discontinued.

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May 19, 2022 - 05:18 pm

Hyundai & Kia announce major e-mobility investments

Hyundai and Kia plan to invest 21 trillion won (just under $17 billion) in electric car production in South Korea by 2030. The goal is to increase annual production from an estimated 350,000 units this year to 1.44 million units in 2030.

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May 15, 2022 - 03:53 pm

Posco invests in ProLogium’s solid-state batteries

The South Korean steel group Posco has entered into a cooperation with the Taiwanese solid-state battery cell manufacturer ProLogium. In addition to an undisclosed investment in ProLogium, the agreement provides for the joint development of components for ProLogium’s solid-state batteries.

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May 1, 2022 - 05:28 pm

SK On to work on Korean battery standards

In Korea, SK On –the battery division of the South Korean company SK Innovation – has signed a ‘Business Agreement on Establishing Standards for EV Battery Status and Valuation’ with the Korea Automotive Inspection and Warranty Association (KAIWA).

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Apr 28, 2022 - 01:21 pm

Kia presents the Niro Plus for taxi and ride-hailing services

Kia has presented the Niro Plus, an optimised version of the first generation of its Niro EV for taxi services and ride-hailing providers. Compared to the standard model, the length and height of the Niro Plus have been increased by 10 mm and 80 mm, respectively, to provide more space in the interior.

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Mar 15, 2022 - 02:51 pm

Hankook presents specially developed EV tyres

The tyre manufacturer Hankook is launching its first tyre family, iON, on the market from May 2022, which has been specially developed for electric vehicles. Among other things, these will not only have a reduced rolling resistance and low-noise rolling behaviour but will also be designed for the high torques of electric cars.

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Mar 14, 2022 - 04:07 pm

Samsung SDI is building pilot line for solid-state batteries

The South Korean battery cell manufacturer Samsung SDI has started building a pilot line for solid-state batteries. Samsung SDI is planning plants and systems for the production of cathodes and solid electrolytes as well as the introduction of new production processes there.

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Mar 7, 2022 - 12:30 pm

South Korea to strike PHEVs from subsidy list

The South Korean government wants to remove hybrid cars from its list of environmentally friendly cars from 2025 or 2026. This would mean that owners of cars with hybrid drives would no longer enjoy tax benefits and purchase bonuses. Instead, electric two-wheelers are to be promoted in future.

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Feb 16, 2022 - 12:18 pm

Eurocell to build battery ‘gigafactory’ in Europe

A British-Korean company called Eurocell has announced plans to build a ‘gigafactory’ for battery cells in Western Europe. This will also produce cells for electric cars and will be built in two phases with an initial investment of 600 million pounds.

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Jan 19, 2022 - 04:44 pm

SK Innovation aims to advance all-solid-state batteries

SK Innovation has revealed that it will be collaborating with a research team led by Professor Lee Seung-woo of Georgia Tech in the United States with the aim of advancing “the era of next-generation all-solid-state batteries.” SK Innovation is not only conducting its own research but putting efforts to develop all-solid-state batteries actively cooperating with […]

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Jan 18, 2022 - 01:56 pm

Polestar launches the Polestar 2 in South Korea

Polestar is now launching its Polestar 2 on the South Korean market. Prices for the electric sedan start at 54.9 million won for the single-engine version and 57.9 million won for the dual-engine variant. Orders are available now and deliveries are scheduled to begin in mid-March.

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Jan 4, 2022 - 01:48 pm

LG Chem announces new cathode plant

LG Chem will invest 475.4 billion won (about 354 million euros) in a cathode materials plant, according to the Korean Ministry of Trade. Construction of the plant with a planned annual capacity of 60,000 tonnes in the South Korean city of Gumi is to begin this month.

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Dec 20, 2021 - 08:10 pm

Biermann retires at Hyundai, new executives named

Albert Biermann, head of Hyundai Motor Group’s research and development department, is retiring. Biermann led the development of new Hyundai, Genesis and Kia models and the E-GMP electric platform. His successor has already been named.

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Dec 16, 2021 - 04:22 pm

Edison Motors & Plug Power to make H2 buses

Korean electric bus manufacturer Edison Motors has signed an agreement with the NY-based hygrogen fuel cell specialist Plug Power to develop and bring to market a hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric city bus.

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Dec 6, 2021 - 04:34 pm

S.Korea builds charging and H2 stations

The government of South Korea is planning a significant expansion of the infrastructure for battery and hydrogen vehicles. By the end of this year there should be over 1,000 charging stations and 43 hydrogen stations along motorways by the end of 2022.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/09/20/1000-hydrogen-buses-in-busan-bid-for-world-expo-2030/
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