South Korea to Buy 1,000 Hydrogen-Powered Buses
South Korea to Buy 1,000 Hydrogen-Powered Buses
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, July 24, 2018

 According to The Korea Herald, At a meeting convened Tuesday by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Paik Ungyu has said that South Korea will purchase 1,000 hydrogen-powered buses and will be delivered by 2022.

The energy ministry said it would allow the installation of a reformer to convert natural gas to hydrogen in key districts.

The buses will be deployed in Seoul and Ulsan from next year.

The government is also developing operational standards for moveable charging stations to meet hydrogen demand at low cost.

A further 310 hydrogen fuelling stations are expected...

The government also aims to lower the price of hydrogen-powered cars by around 30 percent from the current 70 million won to 50 million won by localizing car parts. 

The latest measure is in line with the government’s plan to provide 15,000 hydrogen-powered cars by 2022. Last month, the government announced it would invest 2.6 trillion won ($2.9 billion) to foster the ecosystem of the nation’s hydrogen cars. 

Source: Interfax Energy, Korean Herald