After delivering the first units of the Xcient Fuel Cell, the first electric truck from fuel cell world mass produced, Hyundai will invest another 1.3 billion dollars to increase the production capacity of this vehicle – it had previously participated with 6.4 billion dollars.
According to the Korean brand, the first batch of the Xcient Fuel Cell were delivered to customers in Switzerland, where it hopes to commercialize up to 50 units before the end of 2020.
Given the success that this electric truck is having in Europe, Hyundai plans to market it also in the United States and China.
“The delivery of the Xcient Fuel Cell begins a new chapter not only for Hyundai’s hydrogen boost, but also for the use of hydrogen as a clean energy source by the global community”Said In Cheol Lee, executive vice president and head of Hyundai’s commercial vehicle division.
With this new economic investment, the production capacity of Xcient Fuel Cell will be 2,000 units annual by 2021 with the aim of supporting its expansion in Europe, the United States and China as it grows in demand for zero emissions mobility.
In the United States, Hyundai is partnering with companies to build a complete hydrogen value chain that covers everything from hydrogen production and charging stations to service and maintenance.
By 2030, Hyundai is expected to have marketed more than 12,000 fuel cell trucks in the United States.
For its part, in China, Hyundai plans to launch three fuel cell trucks, Therefore, by 2030 it expects to accumulate sales of up to 27,000 units of this type of model.
About the Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell
- It is powered by a 190 kW hydrogen fuel cell system with dual 95 kW fuel cell cells.
- Seven large hydrogen tanks offer a combined storage capacity of around 32.09 kg of hydrogen.
- Xcient Fuel Cell’s driving range per charge is approximately 400 kilometers.
- The hydrogen charging time for each truck ranges from eight to 20 minutes.