Changwon, Gyeongnam will supply 1100 hydrogen cars, the largest among the nation’s local governments this year.
On the 19th of Feb. 2020, Changwon City announced that it will promote the “2020 Changwon City Hydrogen Distribution Project”‘ to support hydrogen car subsidies to its citizens, corporations and public institutions registered in the city.
The city will provide a subsidy of up to 33.1 million won (fixed amount) towards the purchase of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered car that sells at a purchase price of approximately 70 million won.
In its announcement, the city said that it will first offer this subsidy to a total of 347 units, and the remaining volume will be supplied depending on the number of applications it receives for the subsidy. The subsidy is available for one individual and up to five per corporation.
Currently, there are four hydrogen charging stations in operation, including Palyong-dong, Uichang-gu, Seongju-dong, Seongsan-gu, Jungang-dong, Seongsan-gu, and Deokdong-dong, Masan Happo-gu.
Changwon is planning to build three additional hydrogen refueling stations near Jukgok-dong, Changwon Central Station, and Deokjeong Park in order to incentivize and increase the supply of hydrogen cars, which at present stands at 550 units.