Hyundai Readies Fuel Cell-Powered Commercial Truck
Hyundai Motor Co. plans to launch a fuel cell-powered commercial vehicle next year in Europe.
A teaser image of the vehicle shows the truck will feature a unique grille design and blue side body graphics. Hyundai will take the wraps off the vehicle and reveal performance specifications next week at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover, Germany.
Hyundai, which already offers the Tucson fuel cell SUV, will introduce the all-new Nexo crossover model later this year. The company also is developing fuel cell buses that it plans to launch in 2020 as part of a government initiative in South Korea.
ENGIE, a French electric utility company specializing in alternative energy, has taken delivery of 50 Renault Kangoo ZE electric vans outfitted with fuel cell range extenders.
As part of Volkswagen’s diesel-gate settlement, the German automaker could help jump-start the electric market in the U.S.
While the wait continues for Elon Musk to unveil the prototype of an electric semi (it was supposed to be shown on October 26, but that has been reportedly pushed back to November 16—for now), Toyota has announced that its hydrogen-powered class 8 semi-truck has completed 4,000 development miles and will go to work on October 23, moving goods from select Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach terminals to warehouses and rail yards.