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2020.12.23
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Ulsan city to form an FCEV safety inspection center


According to Yonhap News,


Ulsan city said on Dec 11 that Korea’s first safety inspection center to ensure hydrogen fuel cell electronic vehicles (FCEV) meet required safety standards is set to be built in the city of Ulsan. The center is established on a 24,000㎡ site near Buk-gu in Ulsan city, accommodating a bulk of equipment and test machines to check up performance. The cost for the construction project is reported to total ca. KRW 27 billion.

Korea Transportation Safety Authority (TS), an officially authorized safety inspection body, will be responsible for the center management. Production inducing effects the center is expected to bring into the community would reach as much as KRW 79 billion, the city said.

Along with the center construction project, Ulsan city rolled out another plan to transition to hydrogen vehicles, by letting 60,000 FCEV running on the road with 60 more charging stations, currently five city-wide. Ulsan city boasts the largest FCEV share (20%) in Korea, with 1,530 cars registered.

By teaming up with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and a couple of research institutes studying technologies of future mobility, Ulsan city expects to form a one-stop support solutions which cover a wide range of business segments, both up and downstream of automobile industry.


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Source: Yonhap News (Dec 11, 2020)


** This article was translated from Korean.