Hyundai Is Accelerating Its Hydrogen Fuel Cell Strategy
Hyundai is no longer playing around. The Korean automaker has taken a page out of Elon Musk’s book and plans to establish proper infrastructure for hydrogen fuel cell and electric vehicles. Building new cars is not the only thing on Hyundai’s plate.
Hyundai Hydrogen Trucks
I’ve covered Hyundai’s endeavor in the hydrogen fuel cell space before, once covering an auto show where Hyundai revealed its plans for a hydrogen future and when Hyundai shipped ten commercial fuel cell trucks to Switzerland. Hyundai is now taking one step forward and expanding its fuel cell influence combined with other companies Hyundai has partnered with.
Hyundai & GRZ
Hyundai is working with GRZ Technologies, a company that specializes in storing hydrogen. This company can now store five to ten times more hydrogen than before at low-pressure levels lower than 30 bar. Standard hydrogen storages are typically 200 to 500 bar. Hyundai and partnered companies expect this technology to get used in various ways, like building power supplies. The fuel cell power supply tech is based on the one used in the NEXO.
Hyundai Fuel Cell & Conclusion
Hyundai also started to ship fuel cell systems to an energy solution startup that manufactures electric generators. This startup company will utilize Hyundai’s fuel cell system to create mobile hydrogen generators.
The Korean carmaker is not just stopping with zero-emission vehicles, but to leverage Hyundai’s system and partners to create an infrastructure to advance the creation of a hydrogen ecosystem. Hyundai’s global objective is to produce 700,000 fuel cell systems units annually for cars, vessels, rail cars, drones, and power generators by 2030. Hyundai seems to be taking its partnerships and investments seriously to make these goals a reality.
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Kevin Meyn is an automotive journalist for Torque News concentrating on Hyundai content. Kevin is the founder of Exhaust Sports Auto Youtube channel, where he does professional car reviews on new and used vehicles. Through the use of various resources and extended Automotive expertise, Kevin documents the latest in automotive news revolving around Hyundai. Kevin graduated from NC State University studying Supply Chain Management but has had a passion for cars since he was a child. Follow Kevin on Twitter and Instagram @exhaustsports.