Seoul Hydrogen Taxi

According to Reuters, although the Korean government is promoting hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, if there is no government subsidy for operating costs, all hydrogenation stations will have no choice but to close.
Last September, Sung Won-young, a Korean citizen, opened a hydrogen fuel replenishment station in Ulsan to take advantage of South Korea’s opportunity to promote hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Only a year later, he was considering closing the hydrogen station.
In May this year, a hydrogen storage tank exploded in a government research project in Gangneung. The explosion destroyed a building the size of a football field, killing two people and injuring six others. Preliminary investigation revealed that the explosion was caused by sparks generated by oxygen entering the water tank.
Kong Gikwang, a lawyer for the deceased, said: “A victim was blown away by pressure and then shot dead by a stone.”
A month later, a hydrogen station in Norway exploded. Three workers were burned this week after a hydrogen leak and subsequent fire at a chemical plant in South Korea.
Such security concerns have sparked protests from South Korean residents who fear building hydrogen facilities in their own areas.
After the explosion, potential hydrogen station operators began to retreat.
In April, Pyeongtaek picked two gas stations to operate hydrogen refueling stations, but in less than three months, both operators decided to quit, forcing Pingze to look for operators of hydrogen refueling stations again.
A potential operator, who declined to be named, said: “At first, I was very interested. But when I looked closely, I realized that the government was pursuing something unprofitable. And I’m particularly worried about another explosion.”
To address this concern, the government is holding briefings for residents. Hyundai also said it was trying to convince consumers of the safety of hydrogen fuels through YouTube and social media.
This time, Seoul’s hydrogen taxi publicity campaign may also be a campaign for energy vehicles, as well as a campaign to convince consumers of the safety of hydrogen fuels.