Hyundai Starts Mass Production of Hydrogen Trucks

  • By Ryu Jung

    July 07, 2020 11:42

    Hyundai has becomes the first automaker in the world to start mass production and export of hydrogen fuel-cell electric trucks.

    It now has an impressive lineup of more eco-friendly vehicles ranging from electric to hybrid cars after starting mass production of hydrogen passenger cars in 2013.

    Hyundai on Monday shipped 10 of the new XCIENT trucks to Switzerland, which will increase to 1,600 by 2025 including 40 more this year.

    The 34-ton cargo trucks come with 476-horsepower engines and can travel up to 400 km on a full tank. They take only eight to 20 minutes to fully fill up.

    Hyundai hopes to sell them to Austria, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands as well.

    The recipient is Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, a joint venture with Switzerland's H2 Energy.

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