Hyundai is trying to build hydrogen vehicles with large investments. The company will produce a combination of electric motor and hydrogen fuel cell technologies, supercars and family models, and heavy trucks.
Hyundai executives cite hydrogen as the ultimate solution to clean fuel for future cars. The Korean brand hopes to offer a hydrogen version for all its products by 2028. Hyundai’s development plan for hydrogen vehicles also includes a reduction in refueling costs and parity with all-electric models by 2030.
So far, Hyundai has produced several models of hydrogen trucks and crossover fuel-cell Nexo to global markets. In its latest project, Hyundai announces the construction of a sports model that has 690 horsepower, and maximum mileage of 600 km, and a top speed of 0 to 100 km / h in less than 4 seconds. The concept model of this car is called Vision FK.
Despite the development of electric models and their increasing sales worldwide, hydrogen vehicles are also expanding slowly, and the number of hydrogen supply stations in Europe, China, and the United States is increasing. In addition to Hyundai, BMW, Daimler and Toyota are also seriously pursuing the development of hydrogen vehicles.
To reduce the cost of purchasing vehicles equipped with fuel cell technology, Hyundai will produce two new powertrains with 135 and 270 hp by 2023. These engines are almost 50% cheaper than current models and will be suitable for installation on ordinary or trucks.
Another recently introduced Hyundai concept model is the design of a self-propelled hydrogen truck with a range of one thousand kilometers. There are currently 115 hydrogen buses built by Kia Hyundai, known as Elec City, in South Korea. Hyundai’s Xcient hydrogen truck also serves 45 units to Swiss carriers.
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