The South Korean car company Hyundai wants to offer all commercial vehicles in its model range with fuel cell electric drive from 2028. The company announced on Tuesday that all new commercial vehicles such as buses and heavy trucks for the international market will be launched as hydrogen-powered vehicles with fuel cells and battery-powered e-vehicles.
The company expects to be the first global automaker to apply its fuel cell systems to the full range of its commercial vehicles by 2028. The Hyundai Motor Group, which includes the South Korean industry leader Hyundai Motor and its smaller sister Kia, currently has a city bus and the Xcient truck model with fuel cells on the market.
Expansion to other areas
By developing hydrogen commercial vehicles, the group wants to promote the “complete transition of public transport in Korea and the logistics system to hydrogen-based solutions”, according to the group’s “vision for a global hydrogen society”.
Accordingly, Hyundai wants to expand the technology to the entire energy sector, including power supply and building heating as well as for power plants. To achieve this, the group wants to introduce a new generation of fuel cell systems by 2023 that will cost less and take up less space. (dpa / swi)
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