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Posts Tagged: EVs in South Korea

Charging stations in South Korea to store energy with redox flow batteries

VFlowTech, a Singapore-based firm that manufactures modular vanadium redox flow batteries, will join Seoul National University of Science & Technology (SeoulTech) and systems integrator CompanyWE to install EV charging infrastructure at gas stations in South Korea. The pilot charging sites will incorporate an energy storage system using VFlowTech’s 150 kW modular PowerCube flow batteries. The… Read more »

Norway and Netherlands lead in plug-in vehicle market share, Koreans feeling left out

It’s no surprise that EV usage is growing much faster in some countries than in others. A recent report from IHS Automotive comparing EV uptake in eight of the world’s most advanced economies shows huge differences not only in the market share of plug-in vehicles, but also in the specific models favored by consumers. Most… Read more »

South Korean plan turns ordinary 220V outlets into charging stations

Ironically, South Korea, home to some of the world’s leading producers of Li-ion batteries including LG Chem and Samsung, still has a comparatively tiny EV market. Total plug-in sales in 2014 were 850, far below a tenth of 1% of total vehicle sales. Neighboring Japan has around 110,000 plug-in vehicles on the road, compared to around 1,800… Read more »