Daejeon City will build a new hydrogen bus charging station to expand the use of eco-friendly hydrogen energy. Based on this, Daejeon City's No. 1 hydrogen bus will be operated in earnest.
The charging station is located within the Sindae Bus Public Garage, and has a total floor area of 367㎡ , and has invested 6 billion won (42 billion won in state funds and 1.8 billion won in city funds).
There are a total of two charging facilities, which can charge 40 buses (29kg) and 240 cars (5kg) a day with 60kg of hydrogen per hour.
The charging station is open all year round from 4 a.m. to 12 p.m. every day. To operate stably, Daejeon City Corporation, which has experience in building and operating hydrogen charging stations, operates it.
It is the first time a hydrogen bus has been deployed on a city bus route in Daejeon. It will be assigned to Line 613 operating Birae-dong and Galma Apartment and Line 615 operating Korean Express and Jeongnim-dong.
Daejeon City plans to replace the existing old city buses with eco-friendly hydrogen buses every year by 2025 and plans to increase the number of hydrogen charging stations from 5 to 10 by next year.
In addition, Daejeon City plans to increase the supply of about 1,100 hydrogen cars by next year, which currently has about 705.
Daejeon Mayor Huh Tae-jung said, "It is time to actively promote energy and industrial policies that can escape the crisis of climate change. We will do our best to create a Daejeon city that leads the transition to a carbon-neutral society such as supplying hydrogen mobility and fostering the hydrogen industry.“
On the other hand, unlike internal combustion engine cars, hydrogen cars do not emit air pollutants such as carbon dioxide, but rather, the oxygen-containing fine dust in the air enters the vehicle and combines with hydrogen to discharge only clean water from 99.9% of pollutants, which is expected to contribute to the improvement of the air environment.