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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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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.

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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.

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Nikola will be giving away a Nikola Badger at Nikola World 2020 on June 29

Trevor Milton, the Founder, Executive Chairman of Nikola Motor Co. has tweeted »

Update: 1- Giving away one of the Executive Series #nikolabadger at #nikolaworld2020 2- Here’s the options that will be available to reserve the Badger and enter to win. Badger reservations open on June 29th. Most likely it’ll be sold out so be ready and gets yours reserved.

The first Nikola Badger reservation package will cost US$250 and will entail a US$500 discount applicable to the Badger’s price of between US$60,000 and US$90,000. This package includes a ticket to the Nikola World 2020 to attend the unveiling of the Badger. It also includes 2 tickets into a Nikola Badger giveaway.

A second reservation package costs US$1,000 and discounts US$2,000 off the price of a Nikola Badger. That package also includes a couple of tickets to Nikola World 2020, plus 4 entries for the Badger giveaway.

The $5,000 reservation package comes with a US$7,500 discount towards a Nikola Founder » the executive truck series. This package will also come with 2 VIP tickets for the Nikola World 2020 and 25 balloting entries for the Badger giveaway.

Nikola is a forward looking company and Milton is not afraid to face-off challengers. On June 8, 2020 Milton tweeted »

We open up reservations for the most bad ass zero emission truck on June 29th. See the @nikolamotor
Badger in person at #nikolaworld2020 this year. You’ll get to see a real operating truck, not a fake show truck. Expect stamped metal panels, functioning interior w/ hvac, 4×4, etc

The Nikola Badger will be available as either a FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle) or BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle).

North American Badger production begins in 2022, with production plans for other countries thereafter.

Tweet » Trevor Milton

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Nikola wants to produce FCEVs via joint venture

Ankit Ajmera / Reuters »

“There are three (automakers) in the running right now for a joint venture on Badger, and we will announce who that is in the next few months,” Milton, who is also the company’s executive chairman, told Reuters.

The production of Badger, which will compete with electric car maker Tesla Inc’s Cybertruck, is set to start in 2022 or earlier, Milton said. The pickup truck will be available in both electric and fuel-cell versions.

Nikola’s Ulm factory has a capacity to produce 35,000 trucks a year, Milton said. The company will break ground this year for one more factory in Arizona that will produce 35,000 commercial trucks annually.

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