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Hyundai Opens World’s First Hydrogen-Refilling Station at Parliament

By September 10, 2019

September 10, 2019

Hyundai Motor Company announced that it will operate the first commercial hydrogen station in Seoul in earnest with the completion and opening ceremony of the ‘H National Assembly Hydrogen Station’ at the Yeouido National Assembly in Seoul on Tuesday. 

More than 500 officials attended the event, including Chairman Moon Hee-sang, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon, Chairman Lee Jong-gu, Chairman of the Korea Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Sung-Yoon Sung, Park Young-sun, Minister of Small and Medium Venture Business, Parliament of the ruling Yaya, and Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Company. .

At the ceremony, major participants attended a ceremony to put a blue hydrogen puzzle one by one on a large LED screen representing a cloudy Seoul sky.

When all of the hydrogen puzzles were put together, a clear planet of the earth appeared, followed by the addition of the ‘H’ and ‘2’ models on top of the earth’s shape, and the phrase ‘H2’, meaning hydrogen, was completed. Message appeared on the screen and attracted the attention of attendees.

It was prepared as a symbolic expression of the fine dust reduction effect of hydrogen electric vehicles.

 

Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon, left, and National Assembly Speaker Moon Hee-sang fuel up a Nexo hydrogen taxi, Tuesday, at a hydrogen charging station installed at the National Assembly. The charging station, built by Hyundai Motor, is the first commercial hydrogen station in Seoul. Existing charging stations in Yangjae-dong and Sangam-dong are free but will start charging customers before the end of the year. Courtesy of Hyundai Motor

The test run of the NEXO hydrogen electric car continued. Chairman Moon Hee-sang, Prime Minister Lee Nak-yeon, Lee Jong-gu, Chairman of the National Institute of Trade, Industry and Energy, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Sung Yoon-mo, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy, Park Young-sun, the Minister of Small and Medium Venture Business, divided into seven NEXO hydrogen electric vehicles, 70m away from the National Assembly The train ran about 1.2km from the National Assembly Library, the National Assembly Building, and the National Assembly Building to the starting point.

The H National Assembly hydrogen fueling station, which was completed for the first time in the world, was meaningful in that it was installed in the center of Seoul. It is especially helpful as the city’s first commercial hydrogen charging station to promote the supply of hydrogen electric vehicles in Seoul.

In February, the National Assembly’s Hydrogen Station was approved by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy as the Regulatory Sandbox No. 1 project, and the National Assembly, the government, and related organizations actively cooperated in the installation.

H National Assembly Hydrogen Refueling Station was built at 1236.3㎡ (374 pyeong) on ​​the side of the National Assembly, which is easily accessible from the main gate of the National Assembly.

It is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm, seven days a week, and can charge more than five hydrogen electric vehicles per hour and 70 vehicles per day.

Hyundai Motor, the National Assembly, and the government plan to provide charging convenience for hydrogen electric vehicle customers in Seoul through the National Assembly’s hydrogen charging station, while striving to create an environment for the hydrogen society.

The city plans to build a total of 11 hydrogen charging stations from 4 to 2022 this year, including the GS Caltex Daily Power Station, which is under construction to be completed in November this year.

Seoul will also continue to expand the supply of hydrogen electric vehicles, starting with 500 vehicles this year and supplying more than 3,000 vehicles by 2022.

A total of 20 hydrogen electric taxis will be operated by the end of 2022 for the purpose of government-led empirical research projects.

The pilot operation of the hydrogen electric taxi is carried out by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Energy, the Hydrogen Fusion Alliance Promotion Team (H2KOREA) and the Automotive Parts Research Institute for the purpose of verifying parts durability and deriving improvement directions through demonstration of operation prior to the distribution of hydrogen electric taxis.

Meanwhile, hydrogen electric car Nexto has been selected by many customers with the highest level of safety, such as obtaining the top safety pick ‘Top Safety Pick +’ as a result of the crash test of the American Highway Safety Insurance Association (IIHS).

Since launching in March last year, the company has surpassed 9,606 cumulative contracts in Korea, reaching nearly 10,000 units, and cumulative 2,872 units have been shipped to date. After 2020, Hyundai plans to increase production in line with the government’s roadmap. (Contract / shipment number as of the end of August)

Hyundai Motor officials said, “The completion of the H National Assembly hydrogen charging station provided an opportunity to enhance the charging convenience of hydrogen electric vehicle customers in Seoul and expand and expand the vehicle.” As it is installed, it is possible to announce the high safety of hydrogen electric vehicles and charging stations and the popularization of hydrogen society. ”

In the future, we will continue to cooperate with the National Assembly, the government, and Seoul City to lay the groundwork for the promotion of hydrogen electric vehicle distribution and the expansion of charging infrastructure. ” I look forward to your contribution. ”

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