Today Hyundai Motor Co. announced that it has opened the country’s first charging station for hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles in South Korea.
The Hyundai Hydrogen station is located at Hyundai’s Jeonju plant, 240 kilometers south of Seoul.
Hyundai Motor official said, ” North Jeolla Province is the first hydrogen filling station and the first step in bringing a hydrogen society closer to fruition,” he continued, “Hydrogen buses and trucks, as well as hydrogen passenger cars, can charge themselves in the hydrogen commercial charging station as it is located near the roads.”
This is the ninth hydrogen station built by Hyundai Motor Company and the first commercial vehicle hydrogen station in Korea. The station has a capacity of being able to refuel 22 vehicles per hour based on its double capacity of nozzles.
South Korea is aiming to increase its hydrogen stations from the present 37 to 310 by 2022.