Hyundai Commits Big To Hydrogen

Thu 9th Sep 2021

Korean motor brand Hyundai has laid out its plans to have a full fleet of hydrogen powered vehicles by 2028.

The ‘Everyone, Everything and Everywhere’ strategy under the banner of Hydrogen Wave aims to have popularised hydrogen fuel cell technology by 2040, with the company producing a ‘HydroVILLE’ exhibition with the aim of inspiring the potential for clean hydrogen for a range of power options.

Hyundai have been at the forefront of hydrogen fuel cell technology, developing their first vehicle in 1998 and launching the Tucson FCEV in 2013. The company launched the NEXO in 2018 and are now committed to having a hydrogen version of every car in their line-up by 2028.

The car brand is supported by the Hydrogen Council, a global CEO-led initiative of leading energy, transport, industry and investment companies who say that hydrogen energy can help cut CO2 emissions by more than six billion tonnes a year and create more than 30 million new jobs.

“Hyundai Motor Group’s vision is to apply hydrogen energy in all areas of life and industry such as our homes, work-places and factories,” said Euisun Chung, Chairman of the Group. “The goal is to make hydrogen readily used for everyone, everything, and everywhere. We want to offer practical solutions for the sustainable development of humanity and with these breakthroughs, we aim to help foster a worldwide Hydrogen Society by 2040.”

Hyundai has already begun mass-producing their XCIENT Fuell Cell and are soon to unveil the ‘Trailer Drone’ concept, a hydrogen powered container system capable of operating fully autonomously. 

The company have also investigated reducing the cost of hydrogen cars and plan to have them on a similar pricing structure as EVs by 2030.