South Korea

 
South Korea to standardize on CCS fast-charging standard used by US, German makers

South Korea to standardize on CCS fast-charging standard used by US, German makers

Buyers of electric vehicles in South Korea won't need to consider the pros and cons of charging standards in the near future. The South Korean Agency for Technology and Standards announced in mid-December it would revise the current charging standard in the country to recommend the use of "Combo... read more

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Hybrid

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... read more June 20, 2017 by


 
2017 Tesla Model S

South Korea to extend electric-car subsidy to long-range vehicles too

South Korea currently offers electric-car subsidies, but only to shorter-range vehicles. This somewhat unusual provision was put in place in 2012, the government says, to... read more December 29, 2016 by


 
2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV, road test, California coastline, Sep 2016

Koreans add to Chevy confusion chorus over Bolt, Volt names

There's no getting around the fact that the words "bolt" and "volt" sound similar. So Chevrolet was likely inviting confusion when it decided to name its 238-mile electric... read more September 18, 2016 by


 
2016 Volkswagen Golf

VW faces far worse problems in South Korea than in U.S.

The ongoing diesel emissions scandal has severely damaged Volkswagen's reputation in the U.S., and will be quite costly to remedy. Under the terms of a settlement that... read more August 4, 2016 by


 
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


 

 
 

 
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