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South Korea vows to go carbon neutral by 2050

In a policy speech in the national assembly South Korea’s president, Moon Jae-in said that South Korea, one of the world’s most fossil fuel-reliant economies, would “actively respond” to the climate emergency “with the international community and achieve carbon neutrality by 2050”.

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Hyundai KONA Electric sets range record of 1,026 kilometers

Hyundai Motor successfully demonstrated its leadership in electrified mobility as three KONA Electric vehicles set a new range record. All vehicles used in the test were factory-spec and unmodified, equipped with standard Nexen N Fera SU1 low rolling resistance tires in the 215/55R17 size.

South Korean local governments declare climate emergency

98% of South Korean local governments have declared a climate emergency

226 local government leaders across South Korea have declared a climate emergency. Their declaration emphasizes the roles and responsibilities local governments have in tackling climate change, noting that local governments are the ones who often make the first move in response to climate change impacts.

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Seoul subsidizes 700 electric taxis

South Korea’s capital, Seoul, is purchasing 700 electric taxis. This subsidy is worth 18.2 million won (around $15,000) per EV, far more than the 12.7 million ($10,300) subsidy for buying an EV for personal use.

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