Hyundai Motor Company announced the mass production of heavy-duty fuel cell electric trucks starting in 2019.
For this, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with the Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy (H2E), during the IAA Commercial Vehicles Fair in Hannover, Germany, which will allow both companies to produce trucks and a supply chain for five years, suitable for renewable hydrogen.
With the previous introduction of the first mass production of a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), the Tucson Fuel Cell in 2013, and the launch of the Nexo vehicle in 2018, the supply of a fleet of electric H2 fuel cell trucks Energy marks a new milestone in Hyundai, with its first expansion of the FCEV engine in the green commercial unit sector.
The executive vice president and head of the Commercial Vehicle Division of Hyundai Motor, In Cheol Lee, said in a statement: “We are making progress in the field of fuel cell technology in the automotive industry with this announcement to market for the first time in the world, the fuel cell electric truck. ”
According to the report, the fuel cell electric truck is developed in accordance with European regulations and has a new hydrogen cell and fuel system of 190kW, with two fuel cell systems connected in parallel, also a feature of the Nexus.
It is expected to deliver a unique fuel range of about 400 kilometers and in order to ensure a sufficient range, eight large hydrogen tanks are installed compactly in the unit.
H2 Energy, which is a company specializing in the production and supply of renewable hydrogen in Switzerland with subsidiaries in Germany, Norway and Austria, has experience in the deployment of an optimized hydrogen ecosystem, which focuses on commercial viability for all concerned parties.