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  • Seoul sets up streetlight-shaped and bollardshaped EV chargers in neighborhood alleys

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    • The streetlight-shaped charger is a rapid charger equipped with streetlights, CCTVs, and LCDs, and the bollard-shaped charger is a slow charger taking up not much space.
    • The city will install six streetlight-shaped chargers and four bollard-shaped chargers by the end of December in residents’ priority parking areas and roadsides in six autonomous districts.
    • After the test operations, the city will expand the chargers to more than 100 by 2025.
    • The city decided to test-operate the new types of EV chargers based on EV-driving citizens who prefer to charge their EVs near their homes, but the multi-household and multifamily row house areas have relatively poor EV charging equipment.
    • Besides, Seoul will install more than two eco-friendly EV charging complexes by 2022 in addition to the current two complexes, where can produce and supply the electricity in one place.

    SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, October 20, 2021 – According to Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon’s pledge to supply 270,000 electric vehicles (EVs) and install 200,000 EV charging stations by 2025, the Seoul Metropolitan Government will set up two innovative models of EV chargers, streetlight-shaped chargers and bollard-shaped chargers, by the end of this year for their pilot operations.

    The streetlight-shaped charger is a 50kW rapid charger, with which EVs can be fully charged in an hour. Since slow-speed chargers are set up in most residential areas in the city, the installation of these chargers is expected to present a new model of EV chargers in residential areas. The streetlight-shaped chargers are also equipped with streetlights, CCTVs for crime prevention, and LCDs. The bollard-shaped charger is a slow charger; however, it occupies just 0.06 square meters, not taking up much space.

    Both are new types of EV chargers first introduced in Seoul and can be set up anywhere in alleys and roads, making it convenient for citizens who use electric vehicles to charge their EVs when using restaurants or other commercial facilities or to charge them near their homes when commuting.

    The city plans to complete the installation of a total of these new chargers: six streetlight-shaped chargers and four bollard-shaped chargers by the end of December this year in residents’ priority parking areas, roadsides, and road parking lots near taxi garages in six autonomous districts, including Mapo-gu. After the test operations in those areas, the city will expand the chargers to more than 100 by 2025.

    Besides, Seoul will install more than two eco-friendly EV charging complexes by 2022 in addition to the current two complexes, where can produce and supply the electricity in one place. The city will also attract private companies to increase the number of public and private charging stations by 2025 to more than 100.

    “The city decided to test-operate the streetlight-shaped and bollard-shaped EV chargers based on EV-driving citizens. They prefer to charge their EVs near their homes, but the multihousehold and multifamily row house areas have relatively poorer EV charging equipment than the apartment complexes have,” said Yoo Yeon-sik, Deputy Mayor for Climate & Environment at the Seoul Metropolitan Government. “Seoul will continue to hear the citizens’ voices to create the EV charging infrastructure in every corner of their residential areas so that the citizens are able to use them conveniently with an ease.”

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