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South Korea to quadruple car-charging stations

South Korean Environmental Minister Yoon Seong-kyu spoke with The Nikkei regarding the country's environmental protection efforts.

SEOUL -- South Korea hopes to quadruple the number of public rapid-charge stations in the country to 1,400 by 2020 to make electric vehicles more attractive, part of efforts to limit carbon emissions and air pollution.

     Having more charging stations is critical in encouraging consumers to buy electric cars because those vehicles cannot travel as far on one charge as a conventional vehicle on one tank of gasoline, Yoon Seong-kyu, South Korea's environmental minister, told The Nikkei.

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