Seoul to introduce green cars this year

  • Published : Mar 29, 2010 - 17:22
  • Updated : Mar 29, 2010 - 17:22
Seoul City plans to introduce 35 low-speed electric vehicles in fire stations and public parks this year as part of its campaign to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
The environment-friendly cars can run up to 60 kilometers per hour and use a lithium polymer battery or a lead-acid battery. They will be used for safety checks, patrolling and parking management, officials said.
Fifteen "neighborhood electric vehicles" will be deployed in some fire stations, parks around the Han River and the Seoul Grand Park in the first half of the year. The rest will be introduced at World Cup Park in the second half.
It costs about 15 million won ($13,256) or 20 million won per unit.
The city is actively pushing a green car policy, including a plan to offer electric cars for participants in the Group of 20 summit to be held in November.