The Korean government, in an attempt to combat rising oil prices and air pollution, has decided to buy 418 hybrid vehicles in the coming year. This is in continuation of policy that began in 2004 with the purchase of 50 hybrids from Hyundai.
Read more at the Korea Times.
The ministry plans to purchase a total 3,808 hybrid cars over the next three years; 1,195 in 2007 and 2,195 in 2008.
In 2004, the government purchased 50 Click hybrids manufactured by Hyundai Motor, the country’s largest automaker.
The government also purchased and operated 312 Hyundai Motor’s Verna and Kia Motors’ Pride hybrid models last year.