Hyundai Truck with Fuel Cell Technology
Hyundai Motor gives a first look at a new truck with fuel cell technology. The Fuel Cell Electric Truck is already celebrating its presentation next year.
Following the presentation of the world’s first series fuel cell vehicle Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell in 2013 and the second model Hyundai Nexo last year, and the H350 Fuel Cell Concept at the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2016, Hyundai is now presenting another milestone in fuel cell technology, the Fuel Cell Electric Truck.
The design of the fuel cell truck differs from the conventionally driven variants. Thus, the special drive is optically emphasized by the unique character. Many design features such as the reinterpretation of the front grille are used in addition to their own appearance and the improved aerodynamics and efficiency.
At this year’s IAA Commercial Vehicles in Hanover, Hyundai will be announced the plans for the introduction of the fuel cell truck.
Hyundai is also aggressively developing its concept for the mobility of the future, underscoring its innovative, technological advances in autonomous driving. For example, a self-driving Hyundai Xcient in South Korea recently completed its first highway journey and simulated the transportation of cargo. The semi-trailer drove 40 km on the highway between Uiwang and Incheon.
Already in January 2017 as part of the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) under real conditions several autonomously driving Hyundai Ioniq drove on the busy roads of Las Vegas as shuttle vehicles. In early 2018, a fleet of three hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo in South Korea drove a 190-kilometer route at speeds up to 110 km / h. During this trip from Seoul to Pyeongchang, passengers could relax in the vehicle and enjoy the entertainment program of the Nexo.
In the passenger car sector, Hyundai is currently the only supplier of production vehicles worldwide with all alternative drive systems: hybrid, plug-in hybrid, electric and fuel cell technology.
Consumption and emission data
Fuel consumption (hydrogen) in kg / 100 km combined for the Hyundai Nexo: urban 0.77, out-of-town 0.89, combined 0.84; CO2 emission in g / km combined: 0; CO2 efficiency class: A +
These declared consumption and CO2 emission values were determined according to the prescribed WLTP measurement method and converted into NEDC values.