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  • Yangjae Hydrogen Station with More Than Twice the Charging Power

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    The Seoul Metropolitan Government (SMG) will renovate Yangjae Hydrogen Station, the first hydrogen charging station in Seoul, with the latest equipment and largely increase its charging power for its official grand reopening in January 2021.

    The daily hydrogen energy storage power will increase by 2.5 times, and one charging station will be able to charge up to a minimum of 60 vehicles per day, more than double the existing number of 24. This is expected to solve the inconveniences of inadequate charging infrastructure that drivers of eco-friendly hydrogen cars experienced.

    In September 2020, the SMG received the right to operate Yangjae Hydrogen Station, and the city announced that it received approval from Seocho-gu to improve the facility. After completing these administrative and preparatory steps, the SMG will officially begin construction on Mon, Nov. 30, 2020.

    Yangjae Hydrogen Station is one of the four hydrogen stations in Seoul, along with those in Sangam, Sangil-dong in Gangdong-gu, and the National Assembly, and it is Seoul’s first hydrogen station that was constructed in 2010. The charging facility opened in 2018 for drivers of hydrogen cars, but suspended its operations in January 2020 due to equipment breakdown.

    While preparing for the reopening of Yangjae Hydrogen Station, the SMG will take a step towards making an additional supply of eco-friendly hydrogen cars. The additional number of hydrogen cars will be released in line with the opening of the Yangjae Hydrogen Station in consideration of the size of the charging infrastructure.

    Following the supply of 950 hydrogen cars since January 2020, additional applications for the second hydrogen car subsidy of 2020 will start on Mon, Nov. 30, 2020 with a total of 261 available hydrogen cars.