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Hyundai has shipped the first 10 XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty trucks to Switzerland for commercial use



  • 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.”

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Hyundai displays it’s hydrogen fuel-cell powered truck concept, the HDC-6 NEPTUNE, at H2 Mobility + Energy Show 2020 in Korea

Hyundai HDC-6 NEPTUNE Concept

Hyundai HDC-6 NEPTUNE Concept

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.

Below » Video of Hyundai NEXO.

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Jaguar Land Rover has started work on Project Zeus » developing hydrogen fuel-cells for vehicles

The UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre (APC), is funding, to the tune of £73m (over 80m euro / USD$91.2m) to ten projects that air to make mobility more sustainable. Project Zeus is one of these.

Molly Lempriere » Current News »

The UK’s automotive sector is to receive £73.5 million in grants to help develop green transport technologies like electric vehicles (EVs) and safeguard jobs.

Ten projects across the country have been selected by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), which look at everything from the manufacturing of crash-resistant batteries to developing new lighter electronics systems for vehicles.

Transport minister Rachel Maclean said: “As we look to kickstart our green transport recovery, new technologies and cleaner fuels are going to play an even greater role in achieving our aim of a greener and more prosperous economy.

Jonathan Burn » Auto Express »

Jaguar Land Rover is looking into the development of a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle as part of a £73.5million Government funded programme into the automotive sector to help reduce carbon emissions.

Known as Project Zeus, JLR is working on the technology with a number of UK-based partners, including Delta Motorsport, Marelli Automotive Systems and UKBIC.

More » UK Government Press Release, elective, Carscoops, InsideEVs, Green Car Reports

Video » An introduction to the benefits of fuel cells

Professor Jack Brouwer, a professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, civil and environmental engineering, and Director at National Fuel Cell Research Center (NFCRC), University of California Irvine (UC Irvine), provides a quick overview of clean energy, sustainability, and other benefits fuel cells can provide in the move towards a 100% renewable future.

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Minnesota sues Exxon, American Petroleum Institute, and Koch Industries, claiming for decades they ‘deceived, lied and misrepresented the effects of their product to the public’ about health effects and climate change


Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison

Mike Hughlett / Minneapolis Star Tribune »

The lawsuit, filed in Ramsey County District Court, includes claims of multiple violations of Minnesota laws, including fraud, deceptive trade practices and false statements in advertising.

“The defendants deceived, lied and misrepresented the effects of their product to the public,” Ellison said at a news conference. “For 30 years, [they] made misleading statements about climate change.”

Valerie Volcovici / Reuters »

“The fraud, deceptive advertising, and other violations of Minnesota state law and common law that the lawsuit shows they perpetrated have harmed Minnesotans’ health and our state’s environment, infrastructure, and economy,” Ellison said.

More » AG Keith Ellison, Electrek, Common Dreams, Oilprice.com

9th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention scheduled for Montréal from June 20–24, 2021

At WHTC 2021 attendees will have the opportunity to present their technical findings and advancements in hydrogen and fuel cells, as well as participate in f-cell+HFC The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Event for marketing and networking.

News Release »

WHTC together with f-cell+HFC will join two important worlds – innovative technologies and international markets with scientific research and business cases. Presented over a span of five days, the combined convention will offer three days of activities, including plenaries, seminars, technical sessions,and an international trade show, as well as a full day of technical and industry tours in the Montréal area. The region is home to a world-renowned hydrogen and fuel cell cluster with pioneering companies and ground-breaking research facilities. The call for papers will open in July 2020.

Note » This event has been posted to our EV Events calendar.

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f-cell+HFC 2020 goes digital for 2020

Molly Burgess / H2 View »

On 9th-10th September, Vancouver’s hydrogen and fuel cell event f-cell+HFC 2020 will go digital.

The decision was shared today due to current international regulations surrounding the coronavirus crisis; however, event organisers have said the agenda and conference agenda remain similar to the original plan.

Sharing the new arrangements, f-cell+HFC, said, “Our new interactive event platform offers live content with video and text Q&A discussions, an interactive digital trade show, and a host of one-on-one networking and matchmaking features.”

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Hydrogen fuel cells are ‘set for takeoff’ after first successful UK test flight

ZeroAvia Flies The Europe's Largest Zero Emission Aircraft at Cranfield, UK!

ZeroAvia successfully completed the first electric-powered flight yesterday of a commercial-scale aircraft in the UK.

The test flight is viewed as a significant milestone both for the UK’s net zero and green aviation ambitions, and for ZeroAvia on the journey to demonstrating long-distance zero emission flights in large aircraft.

The company successfully completed the first flight of the new version of its powertrain from its base at Cranfield Airport in a six-seater Piper-M.

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Mercedes-Benz has more than 60 orders for the new eCitaro G articulated electric city bus

Mercedes Benz eCitaro G

Mercedes Benz eCitaro G

Nothing stands in the way of emission-free local public transport.

Mercedes-Benz »

The fully-electric driven eCitaro G articulated bus increases the product range of the Citaro city bus family. It is another important step on the way to more environmentally friendly towns and cities offering a better quality of life. With the new fully-electric articulated bus, Mercedes-Benz is further expanding its role as a technological pioneer: shortly after its market launch, the new articulated bus will be available with new battery technologies. This includes being the first bus in its category to be equipped with innovative solid-state batteries.

Transport operators have been waiting for this city bus: there are already definite orders for over 60 of the new eCitaro G from half a dozen towns and cities – and the number continues to grow. First deliveries to several transport operators are planned for this year.

From 2022 the range of the eCitaro and eCitaro G will be increased with a fuel cell technology.

More » electrive, Just-Auto, InsideEVs, Green Car Congress

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