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South Korea is continuing its crackdown on Volkswagen over the diesel emissions cheating scandal, and yesterday filed criminal complaints and a record high fine for false advertising. The government said it will also be filing criminal complaints against five former and current executives at the German automaker’s South Korea division for their part in the […]

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The South Korean government is looking into supporting infrastructure and offering green car incentives to increase disappointing sales numbers, according to an official. Korean automakers and car importers are pointing out that establishing a charging and fueling infrastructure should come first, and that various incentives should be provided if the plan is to succeed. Minister […]

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Volkswagen will be suspending sales of most if its models in South Korea starting July 25 (today), as pressure mounts for the German automaker over its falsified emissions reporting. VW is preparing for an environment ministry review this month or in early August on whether to revoke certification of the 32 vehicle types offered for […]

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Tesla Motors has been in talks with what will be South Korea’s largest shopping mall to set up a store, according to the shopping complex’s owner, Shinsegae Group. The two parties are negotiating over an outlet at Starfield Hanam, which is set to be the country’s largest mall when it opens in September, according to […]

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Tesla Motors plans to expand its presence in Asia by entering the South Korea market and challenging Hyundai Motor Co. at home. The automaker has listed on its website four new positions for sales and engineering in South Korea and one recruiter for the country, who will be based in Japan. In response to an […]

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Electric vehicles provided by Detroit Electric will end up in South Korea. Detroit Electric and Integrated Energy signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for the supply of high performance EVs and a joint project to deploy “V2X” technology on South Korea’s Jeju island. Integrated Energy is a Korea-based company engaged in the energy and eco-business […]

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Renault-Nissan and Mitsubishi will work together to develop joint vehicles, including an electric version as well as a sedan for North America. The Renault-Nissan Alliance and the Mitsubishi Motors Corporation announced their joint intention to work together on shared products, technologies and manufacturing capacity. It has been agreed by the three automakers to expand the […]

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