South Korea is building 3 hydrogen-powered cities for 2022

South Korea is vying to win the race to create the first hydrogen-powered society.

It wants to build three hydrogen-powered cities by 2022 as it positions itself as a leader in the green technology.

The report written by Charlotte Edmond Senior Writer, Formative Content says the plan will see the cities use hydrogen as the fuel for cooling, heating, electricity and transportation. Consultation on where the three cities will be located is under way.

The test cities will use a hydrogen-powered transportation system, including buses and personal cars. Hydrogen charging stations will be available in bus stations and parking spaces.

The strategy is part of a wider vision to power 10% of the country’s cities, counties and towns by hydrogen by 2030, growing to 30% by 2040.

This includes drastic increases in the numbers of hydrogen-powered vehicles and charging points in the next three years.

The government has earmarked money to subsidize these vehicles and charging infrastructure.

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