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Korean Carmakers Criticize Gov't Over Electric Car Policy Retreat

Despite South Korea's promises to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, carmakers say it is not supporting the roll of electric cars.

Published: 16-Nov-2012

SEOUL—South Korea trumpeted its recent selection as the host of a United Nations’ program to combat climate change.

But auto makers say it is stalling on one tool for reducing greenhouse-gas emissions: electric cars.

Slow progress in building charging stations for the vehicles and a U-turn on subsidies is likely to delay next year’s planned commercial rollout of such cars, the companies say.

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