Kia set to launch the Niro EV in South Korea

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Kia will be launching its new clean vehicle in South Korea Kia has plans to launch its latest clean vehicle, the Niro EV, in its native South Korea. The Niro EV was first unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Nevada. The automaker has plans to bring the new vehicle to the European market later this year. The new car is part of Kia’s ongoing efforts to launch vehicles that produce no harmful emissions and can operate in an efficient manner. Niro EV will be able to travel 236 miles…

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Public-private hydrogen fuel network is taking form in South Korea

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Government has plans to work with private companies to build a large hydrogen fuel network The South Korean government has announced that it will aid in the development of a public-private hydrogen fuel infrastructure. The government will be working with partners in the private sector to form a new special purpose company. This company will be responsible for building new hydrogen stations. The country’s growing hydrogen network will be used to power vehicles equipped with fuel cell systems. These vehicles are expected to become quite popular in South Korea due…

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Hyundai officially begins selling its Nexo in South Korea

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Automaker has now officially launched the Nexo Hyundai has officially begun selling its new hydrogen-powered vehicle, the Nexo, in South Korea. The Nexo represents the automaker’s next step in producing vehicles that use clean technology and produce no harmful emissions. Hyundai has shown particular interest in fuel cells, which consume hydrogen to generate electricity. The company has already found modest success with fuel cell vehicles, having launched its first models in promising markets a few years ago. Pre-order period in the US sees 1,061 models sold in eight days Hyundai’s…

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Electric vehicles are thriving in Norway

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Norway is a leader in clean transportation adoption Automakers throughout the world are competing to establish a market lead with their electric vehicles. Some are finding more success than others in certain countries, but nearly every automaker is finding success with their electric vehicles in Norway. According to a report from the International Energy Agency, more electric vehicles are sold in Norway than any other country in the world. The country is even ahead of China in terms of sales, despite the fact that China holds the title as the…

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Hyundai bring fuel cell vehicles to the Winter Olympics

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Hyundai’s Nexo is shuttling people around the Olympic Games Hyundai is transporting attendees of the Winter Olympics in South Korea around with its new fuel cell vehicle, the Nexo. The new SUV first made its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show last month. The Nexo represents Hyundai’s latest efforts to bring fuel cells into the transportation space. Hyundai is showcasing the capabilities of the Nexo through a series of ride-along demonstrations in PyeoungChang. The automaker hopes that these demonstrations will generate strong interest in the new vehicle equipped with a…

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South Korea may accelerate the deployment of hydrogen fuel

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International Hydrogen Energy Forum highlights South Korea as a major force in the hydrogen industry The world’s first International Hydrogen Energy Forum has taken place in South Korea. Executives from large oil, energy, science, technology, and transportation organizations came together in Seoul recently to hold a strategic dialogue. The gathering was focused on finding ways to help the South Korean government accelerate the deployment of hydrogen fuel. South Korea could play a major role in expanding the use of hydrogen throughout the entire region. Hydrogen Council aims to promote the…

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Hyundai NEXO has successfully tested level 4 autonomous technology

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Hyundai has reached a major milestone with self-driving technology South Korean automaker Hyundai has successfully completed a test of its level 4 self-driving vehicle technology. The technology is being used to by Hyundai’s NEXO, the latest fuel cell vehicle developed by the automaker. The company set the NEXO on a 118 mile journey from Seoul to Pyeonchang. The NEXO is completely powered by hydrogen fuel, making use of an advanced fuel cell system developed by Hyundai itself. The new vehicle is meant to showcase how autonomous technology can be used…

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Bloom Energy to bring fuel cells to South Korea

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Bloom Energy to bring new fuel cell systems to South Korea for the first time Bloom Energy, a leading developer of fuel cells, has announced that it has been awarded a contract to provide a fuel cell system to Korea South-East Power. The utility is working to develop a new power plant that makes use of fuel cells to produce electricity. Fuel cells were chosen due to their high levels of performance and proficiency. These energy systems are well aligned with South Korea’s overarching efforts to embrace renewable energy and…

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South Korea looks to produce environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel

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Government agency is investing in clean hydrogen The South Korean Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries is working to produce environmentally friendly hydrogen fuel. The government agency has announced that it will be investing some $11 million over the next three years to commercially produce hydrogen. The agency intends to make use of a microbe called NA1, which will act as a catalyst to produce hydrogen from carbon monoxide and seawater. The microbe will be put to work at a demonstration facility that is expected to begin hydrogen production at some…

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Clean vehicles are finding success in South Korea

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Data shows that sales have been growing strong in South Korea Clean vehicles are finding success in South Korea. According to data from the Korea Automobile Importers and Distributors Association, the sale of clean vehicles has jumped by 41.6% in 2017. Throughout the country, approximately 97,466 of these vehicles were sold last year. The majority of these vehicles were hybrids. Consumers have shown interest in zero emission vehicles in recent years and have begun taking advantage of subsidies provided by the government. Kia is leading the market with its clean…

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Sale of fuel cell vehicles is on the rise worldwide

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Report shows that some 6,000 fuel cell vehicles will have been sold by the end of 2017 Information Trends, a leading market research company, has released a new report concerning the growing market for fuel cell vehicles. The report suggests that as many as 6,000 of these vehicles will have been sold worldwide by the end of this year. Vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells have been gaining momentum throughout the year, but still remain relatively rare among consumers in many countries. These cars have found the majority of their…

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Hyundai to showcase new clean vehicles at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Automaker will be putting autonomous clean vehicles to use in its native South Korea Automaker Hyundai will be showcasing its new vehicles at the 2018 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games that are being hosted in South Korea. The company is the largest automaker in South Korea and has grown more focused on developing clean vehicles in recent years. Now, the company plans to bring 4,100 new vehicles to the Winter Olympics. The automaker will also be providing funding to help operate and maintain these vehicles throughout the course of the…

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Hydrogen fuel cells to gain more attention from South Korea and the US

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Both countries seek to expand their cooperation concerning renewable energy South Korea and the United States are currently in talks to expand their cooperation in the energy space. Government officials will be meeting together this week in order to lay out plans to decommission old nuclear power facilities as well as replacing these facilities with clean power solutions. Notably, hydrogen fuel cells may be used in place of nuclear energy. These energy systems have become quite popular in South Korea, largely due to the government’s focus on clean power. South…

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FuelCell Energy to deliver fuel cells to new project in South Korea

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Companies come together to develop new power plants in South Korea FuelCell Energy, a leading developer of hydrogen fuel cells, has announced that it has entered into a new partnership with Korea Southern Power Company. Together, the two companies will develop new power plants equipped with fuel cells. These power plants will generate both electricity and thermal energy. Construction on the new power plants is expected to begin later this year, with the first facility becoming operational at some point in 2018. New energy systems will be delivered later this…

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Hydrogen fuel cells to power new facility being developed by Daesan Green Energy

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Joint venture seeks to use hydrogen fuel cells to generate electricity at power plant A new hydrogen fuel cell power plant is set to take form in South Korea’s South Chungcheong Province. The project is being developed by Daesan Green Energy, a joint venture formed by Hanwha Energy, Korea East-West Power, Doosan, and SK Securities. Daesan Green Energy will be responsible for the construction and operation of the new power plant, which will rely on fuel cells in order to generate electricity. More than $200 million has been committed to…

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New fuel cell power plant opens in Busan, South Korea

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Busan Green Energy announces the opening of new power plant South Korea’s Busan Green Energy, a company formed through a collaboration of several other organizations, has announced that it will be opening a new fuel cell power plant. The facility was in development earlier this year, with construction being completed over the summer. The project has received support from the Busan Metropolitan City Government, Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company, Busan City Gas, and Samsung C&T. These companies came together to form Busan Green Energy in order to promote the…

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