SEJONG CITY LAUNCHES ITS FIRST HYDROGEN BUS CHARGING STATION

Sejong city in South Korea has made a significant stride towards carbon neutrality with the inauguration of its first hydrogen bus-exclusive charging station, which began operations on 4 May 2024 as part of the Ministry of Environment’s low-emission vehicle supply project.

It can charge approximately 270 hydrogen buses per day, making it the largest hydrogen charging facility in central Sejong and having 12 times more capacity than the typical passenger car charging stations.

Credit: UCLG Asia-Pacific

Credit: UCLG Asia-Pacific

The city’s hydrogen buses have the Korean alphabet characters (Hangul) printed in their designs, to promote cultural heritage. Currently, 45 buses are in operation, with an additional 20 to be deployed by the end of 2024.

Strategically positioned at the central garage where more than 300 city buses operate daily, the Daepyeong Hydrogen Charging Station also enhances the constant distribution of hydrogen-powered commercial buses within the area. This move aligns with Sejong city’s broader goal of promoting sustainable urban mobility.

Source: https://uclg-aspac.org/sejongs-first-hydrogen-bus-exclusive-charging-station-started-operating-in-daepyeong-dong/