Renault Samsung Motors announced on October 4 that it will push forward with a plan to sell its SM3 ZE in Changwon City after Jeju Island.
In September, the automaker built an A/S Network, and installed AC electrical vehicle chargers in the Changwon division. In addition, it already secured sales bases.
Changwon City plans to conduct its campaign for electric vehicles so that 300 units can be sold by 2015. It will move forward with a plan to help government officials buy 20 units and citizens 30 on a trial basis this year.
In Changwon, the price of an electric car is similar to that of a gasoline car in the same league, because buyers can receive a subsidy from the Ministry of Environment worth 15 million won (US$14,015), and another one from Gyeongsang South Province and Changwon City valued at 6 million won (US$5,604). In addition, people can get tax benefits for electric cars.
The city is scheduled to accept applications for electric vehicle benefits from October 7 to 16, and to select recipients on October 21.