March 30-31, 2011
16 enterprises from the region of Honam will demonstrate their competence in electric mobility
South Korea is an important location for the automotive and electric industry. Electric mobility, in particular, is of great importance to the South Korean region of Honam. Sixteen exhibitors from the region of Honam have booked a joint stand and will be available at this year's eCarTec Paris Conference & Exhibition that will take place in Paris March 30-31, 2011. Moreover, two recently developed electric cars will be presented. At the accompanying conference, Mr. Keesuk Nahm from the Honam Leading Industry Office will talk about the "Development Strategy and Supportive Measures for Honam's Electric Vehicle Industry".
South Korea pushes the topic of electric mobility
In October 2009, MKE, the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, announced that a total of approx. 250 million euro will be spent on the research and development of electric cars by 2014. South Korea also plans to achieve a world market share of electric cars of 10% by 2015. In September 2010, the government announced further goals: By 2015, 10% of all small passenger vehicles sold in South Korea will be electric vehicles, and by 2020 the number will increase to 20% for all passenger cars. By using the technology already implemented in the electric vehicle BlueOn, MKE also plans to series-manufacture a medium-sized electric vehicle as of 2014 - three years earlier than planned. Plans have also been made to expand the charging infrastructure. Mid-September 2010, 16 charging stations were established at nine different places, among them Seoul, Gwacheon, and Incheon. According to a new plan that will be completed by July 2011, 2.2 million charging devices will be established in public places, wholesale markets, and parking garages. This will primarily be a task performed by public households until 2012. As of 2011, however, respective charging devices will be included in major development projects. From 2013, MKE plans to support private projects for establishing charging stations at wholesale markets, department stores, public parking garages, etc. Plans have also been discussed to support battery replacement stations. The South Korean government seeks to strengthen its role on the battery market and announced in July 2010 that it will support governmental and private investments in research and development and in plants with a total of approx. 10 billion euro until 2020. This is done to strengthen competitiveness on the market for medium-sized and large batteries and to establish an own material industry by 2020. These strategies are adopted to achieve a world market share of 50% for batteries and to reach a share of locally manufactured materials for batteries of 75%.
A total of 16 companies will be representing South Korea at the joint trade fair stand:
The South Korean corporation Kokam Co., Ltd., headquartered in Siheung, was established in 1989. It provides manufacturing technology for lithium-polymer batteries and produces batteries as well. Kokam also manufactures manufacturing equipment for polarized films for use in LCD displays. The development of lithium-polymer batteries in cooperation with the Korean Institute of Science and Technology started in 1998. Mass production of polymer batteries named "SLPB" (Superior Lithium Polymer Battery) started in 1999. In 2002, this new technology was patented worldwide. In the same year, a team using a car equipped with a Kokam battery won the solar race "International SUZUKA Solar Car Race" in Japan. The batteries manufactured by Kokam are used in mobile communications devices such as mobile phones and PDAs, electric tools, cars, and motorbikes. Batteries manufactured by Kokam are often used in high performance electric motorbikes.
Other companies on site are A-SUNG PLATECH, IBT, Advantec, Seung-In Prescision, Signet, and Sinok Tech.
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