Powered by 190-kW hydrogen fuel cell system, XCIENT Fuel Cell can travel approximately 400 km (248 miles) on a single charge
Refueling time for each truck takes approximately 8~20 minutes
The Hyundai Motor Company plans to ship a total of 50 XCIENT FCEVs (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles) to Switzerland this year, with handover to commercial fleet customers starting in September. Hyundai plans to roll out a total of 1,600 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks by 2025.
“XCIENT Fuel Cell is a present-day reality, not as a mere future drawing board project. By putting this groundbreaking vehicle on the road now, Hyundai marks a significant milestone in the history of commercial vehicles and the development of hydrogen society,” said In Cheol Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Vehicle Division at Hyundai Motor. “Building a comprehensive hydrogen ecosystem, where critical transportation needs are met by vehicles like XCIENT Fuel Cell, will lead to a paradigm shift that removes automobile emissions from the environmental equation.”
Hyundai is showcasing the HDC-6 NEPTUNE Concept, a hydrogen-powered Class 8 heavy-duty truck, at the H2 Mobility + Energy Show 2020 in Korea until July 3rd.
Hyundai’s mobile fuel cell generator utilizes two fuel cell stacks also used in NEXO, the world’s first dedicated fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), generating a maximum output of 160 kW. The power allows the generator to be used for various applications, such as charging two EVs simultaneously, or electric buses and trucks.
The hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric concept debuted at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show last October. Hyundai is working to expand it’s involvement with hydrogen to commercial vehicle markets, and plans to launch HDC-6 NEPTUNE within the next three to four years.
Also on display is the industry-leading FCEV NEXO with a range of 609 km on a single charge. Launched in 2018, NEXO recorded nearly 5,000 units sold in 2019.
Hyundai is also showcasing a mobile fuel cell generator at the event, hinting at the possibility of fuel cell systems expanding usage to other industries as a clean alternative to diesel generators.
In this episode of Hyundai Highways take a drive through the jaw-dropping, red rock landscape of Zion National Park in Utah, in the Hyundai Kona Electric.
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In the five-part content series, Hyundai embarks on some of the most scenic drives in America on just one charge in the 258-mile range, zero-emissions Hyundai Kona Electric.
The series takes viewers along with host Esteban Gast as he explores Big Sur, Death Valley, Zion, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Sequoia National Parks in Hyundai’s all-electric SUV. In each episode, the Kona Electric drives through majestic scenery, curious points of interest, historical landmarks, and interesting places to grab a bite, all on a single charge and with no emissions left behind.
With the automobile industry’s increased focus on development of EVs, the demand for high-performance, high-efficiency batteries is greater than ever before. Hyundai, for example, is planning to deploy 44 eco-friendly models by the year 2025, including 23 EVs.
The chosen start-ups will have the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with Hyundai, Kia, and LG Chem, to develop proof-of-concept projects while leveraging the sponsors’ technical expertise, resources and laboratories. The global competition offers start-ups the opportunity to showcase their respective innovative technologies and unique business models. Through the EVBC, the three sponsors aim to identify and secure core technology capabilities that will bring more value to their customers.
Today, the police have made further progress in electrifying the fleet. It took over the first 20 of a total of 38 Ioniq electric cars from Hyundai Motor Czech, which will complement almost a hundred other Hyundai cars currently in use by the Ministry of the Interior.
Cars with police stickers and beacons on the roof will travel up to 311 km on a single charge, while refilling the energy to 80% of the battery capacity does not take even an hour during DC charging.
Hyundai and Kia recorded a combined 9.9 percent share of the global EV market in the first quarter of this year, exceeding their 8.9 percent share of the internal combustion engine vehicle market. This was the first time that their EV market share surpassed that of the market for internal combustion engine-powered cars.
Global EV sales stood at 290,436 units in the first quarter of 2020, according to global automotive market research firm MarkLines. Hyundai and Kia sold 28,796 units, securing a 9.9 percent share. During the same period, they held a 8.9 percent share of the internal combustion engine vehicle market.
In the first quarter of 2016, Hyundai and Kia together accounted for 2.05 percent of global EV sales. At the time, global EV sales stood at 67,829 units, of which 1,392 were sold by Hyundai and Kia. Over the next four years, the overall EV market grew 4.28 times while Hyundai and Kia increased EV sales 20-fold. The two companies’ sales hit 10,328 units in the second quarter of 2018 and reached 25,612 units in fourth quarter of 2018.
The year 2020 would be remembered as the one that gave vitality to the electric vehicle revolution in India. The Auto Expo 2020 saw the birth of dozens of EVs of different sizes and prices from a wide section of automakers. Let’s have a look at the upcoming electric cars of India to be launched in 2020 and 2021.
The biggest increase by segment is — you guessed it — crossovers, which account for nearly half the total (49 percent). Light trucks at 28 percent are the next-biggest segment. The three passenger-car segments — luxury/sport, mid/large, and small — each comprise less than 10 percent of the total.
The BoA report also looks at each of the manufacturers and calculates their “replacement rate,” meaning their new-product intros as a percentage of their lineup. They calculate the industry average at 74%. BoA sees Honda (91%) and Hyundai/Kia (90%) with the most aggressive launch cadence over the coming four years, with FCA (57%) and Toyota (59%) at the bottom. Ford at 83% has the highest replacement rate among the Big Three, headlined by the new F-150, the new Bronco and the Mustang Mach E. Automakers with a fresher lineup historically have made gains in market share. BoA has published its study annually since 1991.
Looking only at BEVs, Tesla expanded its lead, increasing its market share by 6% and more than doubling the result of #2 Renault Nissan Alliance, which has also saw its share inflate by 5%, allowing it to jump from #4 to the runner-up spot, but the Volkswagen Group is getting closer, having jumped from 6th to 3rd, and earning 6% share, to 11%, equaling Tesla in market share growth.
Hyundai-Kia is also on the rise, jumping from #7 to #4, increasing its share by 3%, running ahead of last year’s Bronze Medalist BYD, that is now #5, with 6% share, down 3%.
Hyundai Motor Group, including Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, was the fourth-largest global manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs) in the first quarter of 2020, according to research carried out by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA).