South Korea to convert payphones to EV chargers
KT LINKUS and the Ministry of Environment will embark on a partnership in South Korea to transform payphone booths into rapid charging stations for electric vehicles to expand the EV market.
KT linkus will team up with the Korea Environment Corporation affiliated with the Environment Ministry to install nine EV rapid charging stations in Seoul, Seongnam, Daegu and Suncheon, starting its service from today.
"We are planning to cooperate with governments, local authorities and car-rental providers to improve the EV charging infrastructure, which will surely encourage EV converts," said a KT linkus official.
Fast chargers can fully charge an EV in just half an hour.
The use rate is 313.1 won (37 Singapore cents) per kilowatt-hour.
A vast network of urban quick-charging stations will be established by converting 20 public phones into EV stations each year.
KT linkus has been operating conventional EV charging stations in three regions in Seoul as a joint project with Seoul Metropolitan Government and Hancar, a car-sharing provider, since February last year.
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