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Demand for Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, electric models higher than expected, company says

Demand for Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, electric models higher than expected, company says

The issue first came to light in a question from a reader. It boiled down to this: "What's going on with the Hyundai Ioniq Electric, and why can't I get one at my local dealer in California?" The e-mail even included a link to a Korean business-news article, which is unusual for reader queries... read more

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Samsung SDI battery plant in Xi'an, China

Samsung says sayonara to fuel cells, focuses on batteries for electric cars

South Korea's Samsung SDI has decided to drop its hydrogen fuel-cell division, and focus future development resources exclusively on batteries for electric cars. Samsung SDI... read more June 7, 2016 by


 
DC fast charging 2015 Kia Soul EV

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... read more June 20, 2015 by


 
First 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell delivered to lessee at Tustin Hyundai, June 2014

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Global Sales Below Target, Company Admits

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell was launched outside the U.S. in 2013 as the first fuel-cell vehicle to be offered to the broader public in significant numbers. Roughly two... read more June 15, 2015 by


 
next-generation Chevrolet Spark interior [photo: BobaEdream.co.kr]

2016 Chevrolet Spark Gets More Upscale Interior: Korean Photo Leaked

Three weeks from now, the next-generation 2016 Chevrolet Spark minicar will just have debuted at the 2015 New York Auto Show, as well as the auto show in Seoul. We've already... read more March 13, 2015 by


 
2016 Chevrolet Spark teaser

2016 Chevrolet Spark Teaser Photo Previews New York Auto Show Debut

The current Chevrolet Spark. launched in North America for 2013, has been a sales success for General Motors. The company has sold more than 1 million units of the stylish... read more March 11, 2015 by


 
next-generation Chevrolet Spark testing in South Korea  [photo: BobaEdream.co.kr]

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


 

 
 

 
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