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South Korea Wants More Electric-Car Charging Stations

South Korea Wants More Electric-Car Charging Stations

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... read more

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next-generation 2017 Chevrolet Spark testing in South Korea  [photo:]

2017 Chevrolet Spark: Photos Of Updated Minicar Leaked In Korea

The Chevrolet Spark minicar, among the smallest five-door hatchbacks sold in North America, has been an unexpected success for General Motors. The company has boosted imports... read more February 9, 2015 by 

2015 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell (Europe)

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Price Slashed In Korea; 200 Delivered Globally So Far

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell crossover may have beaten hydrogen cars from Toyota and Honda into showrooms, but having the segment to itself hasn't necessarily made things... read more February 4, 2015 by 

Henes Broon F8

Broon F8: New Electric Supercar For Your Smaller Drivers

There's a new electric car out and this one seems to have it all. It's got sleek styling, a sophisticated powertrain, and the latest smartphone-connectivity tech. However... read more January 6, 2015 by 

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

New Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Unveiled In Korea; U.S. Sales In 2016?

When the redesigned 2015 Hyundai Sonata mid-size sedan was unveiled, a new hybrid model was not a part of the lineup. Instead, the Sonata Hybrid will carry on through the... read more December 17, 2014 by 

2015 Kia Soul EV

Want $24,800 In Incentives To Drive Electric Cars? Head For Korea

Electric-car incentives are nothing new, but the city of Seoul has taken an unusual and more aggressive approach as it tries to get more of its residents into zero-emission... read more November 10, 2014 by 

Chevy Volt and Spark EV with Sen. Debbie Stabenow as GM expands Global Battery Systems Lab, Sep 2013

Battery Maker LG Chem: Biggest Electric-Car Winner Of All?

Let's say your company builds a crucial, high-volume component for advanced-technology vehicles. Suppose it emerged this week that you've now got contracts to supply two of... read more August 21, 2014 by 

Oullim Spirra EV electric supercar

Oullim: Yet Another All-Electric Supercar, This One From South Korea

Think of supercars, and your thoughts might turn to Ferraris, Lamborghinis, McLarens or Vipers. A South Korean vehicle with a Dutch electric drivetrain probably doesn't... read more June 6, 2014 by 

2015 Kia Soul EV launch at 2014 Chicago Auto Show

Electric-Car Sales Surge In South Korea, Supported By Subsidies

Sales of plug-in electric cars are very regional right now, globally as well as within the United States. Norway, for instance, has seen electric-car sales soar because it... read more April 3, 2014 by 

S-Oil's HERE balloon program for saving gas in parking lots

Korean Oil Company Helps Drivers Save Gas With...Parking Balloons?

Sometimes the best ideas are also the simplest. That was our first thought on seeing one gas-saving idea from nothing less than an oil company in South Korea. Called the HERE... read more August 2, 2013 by  12

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar, New York City, Aug 2012

Chevrolet Spark EV Electric Car For Korea As Well As U.S.

While it was announced a year ago, the Chevrolet Spark EV electric car still hasn't formally been shown by General Motors. That may change at a "GM Electrification" event to... read more October 29, 2012 by  11

2013 Chevrolet Spark minicar unveiled in Detroit, October 2011

Where Will Chevy Spark EV Be Built? Maybe It's Michigan?

Two weeks ago, Chevrolet unveiled its 2013 Spark minicar and confirmed that it would offer a Spark EV all-electric model--a story GreenCarReports broke the night before. But... read more October 25, 2011 by  4

GM CEO Dan Akerson & Juno Cho, COO of LG Corp., agree to cooperate on future electric vehicles

GM's LG Electric-Car Deal Goals: Cheaper, Faster, Less Risky

General Motors has been on a roll with electric-car news of late. It said it would build the well-received Converj concept car as the Cadillac ELR; it cut a deal with A123... read more August 25, 2011 by  19

2011 Chevy Cruze EV

GM, LG Group To Design, Engineer (Unspecified) Electric Cars Together

General Motors announced this morning that it would jointly design and engineer "future electric vehicles" with Korea's LG Group, in a statement that raised more questions... read more August 25, 2011 by  0

2011 Chevrolet Volt

Battery Wars: General Motors Licenses American Argonne Tech

A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away... Actually, no--fairly recently and not so far from home, the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory patented a... read more January 12, 2011 by  3

Kia Soul Flex

Kia Soul Flex Is Korea’s First Flex-Fuel Vehicle

At this week’s 2010 Sao Paulo Auto Show in Brazil Kia has taken the wraps off its new Soul Flex hatchback, which the automaker claims is the first vehicle of its kind... read more October 29, 2010 by  0


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