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
Eco-friendly automobile parts cluster project (’16~ ’21 / 303 billion won)
  • Exclusive complex for production car & parts companies
  • Technology support center, business center, enterprise support, manpower education, automobile parts technology development, etc.
Technology development for eco-friendly automobile part industry (’14 ~ ’20 / 29.7 billion won)
  • Developing key intake and exhaust system parts to cope with environmental regulations
  • Developing more efficient drive parts and electricity driven parts
Technology development for ultra lightweight, high-strength chassis parts (’15 ~ ’19 / 30 billion won)
  • Developing technology for ultra lightweight, high-strength chassis and parts for high performance vehicles
  • Production of high performance parts and establishing test equipment for parts applied to extreme environment
Hydrogen fusion station platform corroborating project (’16~ ’21 / 14.8 billion won)
  • Fusion station for hydrogen and electric vehicles
  • Fusion station platform system, development of communication technology, manpower education, prototype production enterprise support, etc.
Outcomes
Electric vehicle distribution
Year Electric Vehicles Charging Stations Note
Total Public Private Total Slow Rate Fast Rate
Total 625 134 491 645 589 56
2013 61 34 27 69 61 8
2014 76 23 53 81 78 3
2015 50 - 50 67 52 15
2016 61 1 60 66 48 18
2017 377 76 301 362 350 12
Hydrogen vehicle distribution
Year Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles
Total Public Private
Total 41 20 21
2014 5 5 -
2015 8 4 4
2016 11 11 -
2017 17 - 17

Division in Charge : Strategic Industry Headquarters Auto Industry Division

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