Hyundai to Export 5,000 Fuel-Cell Vehicles to France

  • By Shin Eun-jin

    October 15, 2018 10:56

    Hyundai will export 5,000 fuel-cell vehicles to France by 2025, it said Sunday.

    The automaker will sign a memorandum of understanding in France on Tuesday with French chemicals manufacturer Air Liquide and energy solution company ENGIE. The vehicles will include passenger cars as well as buses and trucks.

    Hyundai also supplied hydrogen fuel-cell buses for the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics and plans to unveil a truck using that technology next year.

    Paris suffers from serious air pollution and announced plans last year to ban all diesel cars by 2024, when the city hosts the Olympics. France plans to go further by banning all gasoline vehicles by 2030.

    Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles emit no harmful exhausts and in fact clean the air while in operation.

    President Moon Jae-in watches a taxi driver refuel a Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell car in Paris on Sunday. /Yonhap

    Meanwhile, President Moon Jae-in, who is visiting France, rode through Paris in a Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell car unveiled in February.

    Moon is set to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday and will likely ask him for help in his efforts toward North Korean denuclearization.

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