Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon has proposed to replace police buses parked near the U.S. embassy and key government buildings in central Seoul with hydrogen (H2)-powered buses.
About a dozen diesel-power buses carrying riot police and their equipment are usually parked on the Gwanghwamun road in central Seoul to guard the U.S. embassy, government buildings and the presidential Blue House. Police let their bus engines idle around the clock, emitting exhaust gas.
Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said, “As one of the measures to boost demand for H2 vehicles in Korea, I publicly propose that we begin to replace police buses that mostly sit idly at Gwanghwamun with H2 buses.”
“Like other countries, we must become more active in engaging eco-friendly vehicles. We have world-class technologies in the H2 vehicle and fuel cell fields,” Lee said.
Advantages of H2 fuel cells: