S. Korea to add 200 hybrid charging stations for eco-friendly vehicles

By Park Sae-jin Posted : April 6, 2017, 16:03 Updated : April 6, 2017, 16:03

IONIQ, an electric vehicle made by Hyundai Motor, is being displayed at the 2017 Seoul Motor Show. [Photo by Park Sae-jin = swatchsjp@ajunews.com]

South Korea will build 200 hybrid charging stations as part of efforts to strengthen its infrastructure for hydrogen-fueled, electric, LPG (liquid petroleum gas) and other eco-friendly vehicles, officials said. 

According to the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, details will come on Friday during a policy-setting conference on how to actualize "hydrogen-economic society", a joint project involving parliament and government agencies.

While the United States, Japan and China have led the eco-friendly vehicle market, South Korea came late in commercializing related technologies. Government officials think South Korea should not slip a chance to establish a nationwide network of charging stations and infrastructure for eco-friendly vehicles.

Park Sae-jin = swatchsjp@ajunews.com
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