Officials wants 2,000 hydrogen buses on South Korean roads by 2022

South Korea is aiming to have 2,000 hydrogen fuel-cell electric buses in the country by 2022 as it strives to raise the ratio of environment-friendly vehicles, the transport ministry said Thursday.

This year, the government is initially targeting the replacement of 35 existing buses with fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). It plans to provide subsidies to bus companies which use hydrogen buses, the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport said in a statement.

The hydrogen buses will be available in seven major cities — Seoul, Busan, Ulsan, Gwangju, Changwon, Asan and Seosan — in 2019, it said.