Hyundai's hydrogen fuel cell electric truck technology is celebrating a historic milestone: the test fleet on Swiss roads has now achieved a landmark milestone that takes this technology closer to technical and commercial viability. Hydrogen is an indisputable component of the transportation scene for Hyundai in the coming decades. As a result, in addition to producing battery-powered electric vehicles, it is also developing hydrogen fuel cell technology. Although the Hyundai Nexo is one of the vehicles that use it, trucks get the most attention. The Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell, the world's first mass-produced heavy-duty hydrogen vehicle, has reached a historic moment.
Swiss business operators testing Hyundai XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty electric trucks powered by hydrogen fuel cells can lease them through H2 Energy, a firm founded last year to encourage and promote hydrogen technology. These customers pay for the trucks on a pay-per-use basis, which implies there is no upfront expenditure to be amortized.
In 2020, the Hyundai provided 47 locally emission-free, hydrogen-powered commercial trucks to 23 Swiss firms for distribution, logistics, and food-to-supermarket transit. In the last two years, this fleet has gone five million kilometers.