Environment-friendly Automotive Industry

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Policies to Foster Industries
Central government
  • The Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy and the Ministry of Environment are implementing projects to supply environment-friendly vehicles, while expanding the environment-friendly vehicle charging infrastructure, along with hydrogen vehicles.
Gwangju City
  • Gwangju City, designated as a leading city supplying environment-friendly vehicles, takes the initiative in supplying hydrogen and electric vehicles and attempts to accelerate the environment-friendly automotive industry by establishing an automotive parts and components cluster.
Industrial Status
Technology-related perspectives
  • Establishing an environment-friendly automotive parts and components cluster based on KIA Motors' plant annually manufacturing 620,000 automobiles and automotive parts and components-related companies
  • Developing environment-friendly automotive technology based on root industries including mold and die, metal forming, heat treating and surface treatment
Market-related perspectives
  • Continuing to supply electric and hydrogen vehicles as a leading environment-friendly automotive city
  • Continuing to expand facilities such as charging infrastructure to supply electric and hydrogen vehicles
Primary Policies
Project to foster key parts and components industry for clean diesel vehicles (September 2011 to August 2017 / 187.1 million U.S. dollars)
  • Building a center for developing the technology of clean diesel automotive parts and components (2 centers and 3 buildings)
  • Implementing tasks for developing 17 technologies and establishing 12 types of equipment - Project to develop technology for environment-friendly automotive parts and components (2014 to 2017 / 20.5 million U.S. dollars)
  • Developing key parts of intake and exhaust to respond to environmental regulations
  • Further improving energy efficiency and developing automated parts
Project to develop technology for parts and components of ultralight, highly stiff vehicle frames (2015 to 2019 / 30 million U.S. dollars)
  • Developing technology for highly efficient, ultralight, highly stiff vehicle frames and car chassis parts
  • Manufacturing highly efficient parts and components, and establishing equipment for evaluating parts and components applied within an extreme environment
Project to establish an environment-friendly automotive parts and components cluster (2016 to 2021 / 303 million U.S. dollars)
  • Establishing an industrial complex exclusively for companies of completed vehicles and parts
  • Establishing a technology support center and a business center, supporting companies, training personnel and developing technology for automotive parts and components
Project to demonstrate hydrogen fusion station platforms (2016 to 2020 / 30 million U.S. dollars)
  • Establishing a fusion station for hydrogen and electric vehicles
  • Developing fusion station platform systems and communication technology, training personnel and supporting companies’ manufacturing prototypes
Supply of electric vehicles
Classification Electric Vehicles Charging Infrastructure Remarks
Total Public Sectors Civilian Supply Total Slow Charging Rapid Charging
Total 237 57 180 265 241 24
2013 61 34 27 68 61 7
2014 76 23 53 89 78 11
2015 50 50 58 52 6
2016 50 50 50 50
Supply of hydrogen vehicles
Classification Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
Total Public Sectors Civilian Supply
Total 24 20 4
2014 5 5
2015 8 4 4
2016 11 11

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