The Korea National Joint Conference of Taxi Association will select participating taxi companies and support the monitoring of its operation. Hyundai-Kia Motors will monitoring and developing technologies, including analysis of vehicle components durability. The Korea LPG Association will support supply of fuel for the taxis, and the Seoul Metropolitan Government and the Ministry of Environment will provide administrative support.
A total of ten taxis are deployed across five taxi companies in Seoul; the companies were selected by the Korea National Joint Conference of Taxi Association.
Powered by an LPI Gamma engine displacing 1.6 liters; a 15 kW (105 N·m) pancake type Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor; and a Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), the Elantra LPI HEV emits 99 g/km of CO2 and 90% fewer emissions than an equivalent standard gasoline-powered Elantra.