- Hyundai Motor, in cooperation with H2 Energy, to provide 1,000 fuel cell electric trucks to Swiss commercial vehicle market, beginning 2019 through to 2023
- Hyundai further expands its global leadership in the field of fuel cell technology with plans to commercialize fuel cell electric trucks for the first time in the world
- New fuel cell electric truck expected to travel a range of approximately 400km in real-life driving conditions
- The truck boasts a distinctive design befitting of an eco-friendly vehicle
We are yet again advancing the field of fuel cell technology in the automotive industry with today’s announcement of our ambition to commercialize the fuel cell electric truck for the first time in the world” said Executive Vice President In Cheol Lee. “We will continue to seek opportunities for expanding into other markets by carefully monitoring multiple factors such as fueling infrastructure and governmental policies.
The fuel cell electric truck boasts a distinctive design. It is presented in a simple and clean design which is also aerodynamically efficient, and features a spoiler and side protector.
H2 Energy is a company specialized in the production and supply of renewable hydrogen in Switzerland, with business subsidiaries in Germany, Norway and Austria. The company is experienced in the roll out of an optimized hydrogen ecosystem, which focuses on commercial viability for all stakeholders.
H2 Energy plans to make Hyundai’s fuel cell electric trucks available to its Swiss customers starting with the dedicated members of the Swiss H2 Association, which includes several refueling-station operators, retailers and other customers focusing on eco-friendly innovative solutions for logistics and goods distribution.
The global demand for eco-friendly commercial vehicles is expected to increase as eco-friendly government policies are enforced around the world.
To cater to growing opportunities in the sector, Hyundai plans to diversify its fuel cell electric commercial vehicle line-up. Currently under development is the medium sized fuel cell electric truck (Payload: 4~5ton) which can be used in the public services domain such as vehicles used for cleaning.
Hyundai Motor began the world’s first fuel cell electric vehicle lease in the United States, also supporting its wider transport industry, including FCEV taxis, and car-sharing services to further support the spread of eco-friendly technology usage.
Fuel cell electric truck specification (4x2 cargo truck) *
Gross Vehicle Weight: 18 ton (GCW 34 ton with trailer)
Length: 9,745 mm
Width: 2,550 mm
Height: 3,730 mm
Wheelbase: 5,130 mm
Driving Range: Approximately
Hydrogen Refueling Time: 7 min
Tank Capacity / Pressure: 32.86 kgH2 / 350 bar
Fuel Cell Stack Power: 190 kW (2x 95 kW)
Traction Motor: 350 kW / 3,400 Nm (471 PS / 246 kgf·m)
Safety Features: FCA, LDW **
* Vehicle under development and production model specification may vary.
** FCA: Front Collision Avoidance Assist, LDW: Lane Departure Warning.