The world’s first heavy-duty truck with a hydrogen fuel cell tank and power generator is about to launch as part of Hyundai’s commercial fuel cell future.
Hyundai will reveal its new XCIENT Fuel Cell next week and you can watch the livestream as it happens. While this event will detail Hyundai’s hydrogran fuel cell plans and provide a platform to launch the zero emissions commercial vehicle, some customers in Europe have already taken delivery of the truck.
At the event, leaders of Hyundai’s Commercial Vehicle Business Division and Fuel Cell Centre will introduce the eco-friendly fuel cell truck and their roadmap for clean commercial mobility.
The livestream will be viewable at Hyundai Motor’s official YouTube channel at midday on Wednesday 14 October 2020 (AEDT). Details about Hyundai’s plan and technology will be released during the event.
Earlier in July, Hyundai shipped 10 XCIENT Fuel Cell to customers in Switzerland. Hyundai Motor’s focus on the fuel cell technology reflects its commitment to clean mobility and vision for a future hydrogen society.
The South Korean company will roll out a further 50 trucks shortly after the event and then the 1600 units by 2025.
The XCIENT Fuel Cell is equipped with a 350-bar 32-kg hydrogen tank that provides around 400km of driving range with a full trailer in tow. Fueling time to full charging takes approximately 8 to 20 minutes and this truck can carry a load comparable to a diesel truck. It also provides various safety and convenience features such as Front Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA), Lane Departure Warning (LDW), smartphone mirroring and wireless charging.