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South Korea intends to expand its charging infrastructure, quadrupling the number of "rapid" charging points to 1,400 by 2020.

That would mean that there are already 350 chargers available, but we are not sure if all of them are DC CHAdeMO, or perhaps some are just L2 AC (22-43 kW).

The government will provide up to 6 million won ($5,247) for each new charging stations and installation.

Next year, they will cut the subsidies by one third to 4 million won, but also increase the total amount available, so more charging points will be installed.

On the flip side, South Korea has just 10 hydrogen fuel stations.

To increase sales of electric or hydrogen cars, other incentives like waiving highway tolls and bus lanes access are also being considered.

Source: Nikkei Asian Review

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