Hyundai fuel cell truck Xcient Fuel Cell on to Switzerland

Hyundai fuel cell truck Xcient Fuel Cell on to Switzerland-xcient

Hyundai develops all types of electric vehicles worldwide as one of very few automakers worldwide, from hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars to pure electric and fuel cell cars. The South Korean automaker Hyundai wants to stuck around 47 billion euros in the development of electrical and autonomous vehicles according to 2025, according to 2025. The fuel cell drive plays a crucial role, especially in the area of commercial vehicles. With the shipment of the first ten Hyundai fuel cell truck Xcient Fuel Cell for use in Switzerland, the company goes the next step.

Already in February 2020 we reported that over a period of four years Faurecia around 1.600 Hyundai heavy-load truck is equipped with fuel cell drive, which will then be delivered to Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (HHM) in Switzerland by 2025 – a newly founded joint venture between Hyundai and H2 Energy with the aim, Europe-wide leader in hydrogen mobility to be. 2020 a total of 50 XCient Fuel Cell commercial vehicles in Switzerland should be a total of 1 to 2025.600 are used.

“The Xcient Fuel Cell is real and not just a future project. With this groundbreaking vehicle, which is ready today for use on the road, Hyundai relies a milestone in the history of commercial vehicles and building a hydrogen society. The creation of a complete hydrogen ecosystem covering the transport needs by commercial vehicles such as the Xcient Fuel Cell ensures a paradigm shift that frees the environment from the emissions of the automobile.”- in Cheol Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Vehicle Division of Hyundai Motor

With the announcement of the delivery of the first ten fuel cell trucks, Hyundai provides a look at its technical data. Thus, the truck with alternative drive has a 190 kW drive system with two 95 kW fuel cell units. Seven tanks offer a total storage capacity of 32.09 kg of hydrogen. The range of a tank filling is 400 km (for heavy 4 × 2 commercial vehicles with cooling construction, which are used as 34 tons of trailer train). The development aimed for optimal balance between the specific operating conditions of the customers and the refueling infrastructure in Switzerland. The refueling of the commercial vehicles takes place in 8 to 20 minutes.

Hyundai fuel cell truck Xcient Fuel Cell on to Switzerland-fuelHyundai

Hyundai thus, like other manufacturers, also, on the fuel cell in commercial vehicles and vehicles used in heavy traffic. Faurecia in turn, the statement of her CEO underlines that only in March to understand that the fuel cell will prevail primarily in trains, ships and heavy trucks. This follows the gros of many other decision makers in business and politics. Parallel to the production of the Xcient Fuel Cell, Hyundai already develops a towing vehicle with a range of 1.000 km per tank filling for television.

In 2019, Hyundai Motor Company and the Swiss company founded H2 Energy the Joint Venture Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (HHM). The company provides the heavy commercial vehicles to the transport and logistics companies in the pay-per-use procedures, so that the customers need no start financing for the vehicles. The start of this business model in Switzerland is due to several reasons. One of them can be found in the elimination of the LSVA (load carriage heavy traffic tax) for emission-free commercial vehicles. As a result, the mileage costs of the fuel cell commercial vehicle are nearly those of a comparable diesel commercial vehicle.

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Furthermore, Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (HHM) and Hydrospider have concluded a strategic partnership to ensure the production of hydrogen and the supply of CO2-free fuel. HydroSpider is a joint venture of H2 Energy, the Swiss Energy Sustainery Alpiq and Linde Group, the global leader for industrial, process and special gases.

The aim of the Joint Ventures of Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility and HydroSpider is to build a hydrogen ecosystem in Switzerland and other European countries with gas station operators as well as logistics and trading partners. On this basis, the business model builds up, whereby the hydrogen mobility becomes economical and has a corresponding growth potential. At the same time, this process for Hyundai forms the basis to build the hydrogen infrastructure in Switzerland. Integration into the existing tank control network can be realized cost-effectively

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3 thoughts on “Hyundai fuel cell truck Xcient Fuel Cell on to Switzerland”

  1. Great!
    This vehicle needs 32kg hydrogen for 400km range. But 1.000km are planned. That would then be 80kg hydrogen with 600bar pressure in a truck!

    Just to make that more clearly: at the usual hydrogen tank stations in Germany these 10 trucks could not fully refuel. If necessary, not within 24 hours. Namely, only 40 cars á 6 kg per day can be handled.

  2. Dear Silverbeard. An advantage of these trucks is that they actually exist. One is already in operation for a while, 10 are now planned on the road (there are photos of it), by the end of the year 40 will be delivered until the end of 2025 1600 are contractually agreed. For practice, this feature is pretty important.
    Small (20 SEC) Google search for Tesla truck gives:
    – 2016: Heavy electric truck (from Tesla) before Serial Start (NZZ)
    – April 2017: Tesla boss Musk announces electric truck for September.
    – September 2017: Tesla announces presentation of semitrailer tractors at the end of October.
    – ..
    – June 2020: Tesla boss urges serial production of electric trucks
    – ..
    SAME OLD STORY. Nevertheless, all believers believe in the word of God.

  3. @Sunburn
    H2 petrol stations can be scaled as desired that this is intended to refuel several trucks then the hardware of the petrol station is aligned.
    The other gas stations beforehand had not had to compete for no giant quantities of vehicles, but can be extended well if necessary.


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