South Korea Targets 30% Electric Car Sales By 2020
Senior policymakers in South Korea have collectively announced an electric car goal, and it is an aggressive one.
The goal is for electric cars to account for 30% of all new passenger vehicle sales by 2020 and South Korea’s prime minister, Hwang Kyo-ahn, fully supports this target.
As Yonhap reports:
“At a gathering of senior policymakers chaired by Prime Minister , the government decided to take steps to make electric vehicles (EVs) account for 30 percent of all automobile sales by 2020.”
“The government also plans to limit the entry of old diesel-powered vehicles into the Seoul metropolitan area and shut down coal-powered electric power generation plants that have been in operation for more than 40 years to improve air quality.”
Soon we can hope that one of the major industrialized, automotive driving regions will come forward with an equally aggressive proposition. Recently, Norway also said it will look to
ban tax the heck out of ICE purchases in the country, to make the sale of petrol-only vehicles practically non-existent by 2025.