Last week, Hyundai Motor Company revealed two new concepts at the North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show. Both concepts add product detail to its Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) 2030 Vision featuring hydrogen-powered fuel cell technology. HMC introduced the HDC-6 NEPTUNE Concept Class 8 heavy duty truck, while Hyundai Translead, the sister trailer manufacturer, announced the launch of its new, clean energy refrigerated concept trailer, the HT Nitro ThermoTech. The tractor-trailer combination is said to contribute to the future of transportation in North America and around the world.
“Today at this show, by showing HDC-6 Neptune, the first hydrogen-only concept for Hyundai Motor Company’s commercial vehicles, we will start exploring opportunities in the United States commercial vehicle market,” said Edward Lee, Head of Hyundai Commercial Vehicle Business Division. “Furthermore, we are willing to work with other partners to pave the way to establish a hydrogen ecosystem for CV.”
Hyundai has the necessary processes and experience to develop the quality vehicles that support its FCEV 2030 vision for a hydrogen ecosystem. Fuel cells are the perfect fit for heavy duty trucks and long driving distances due to higher drive range, higher payload, less refuelling time and ultimately lower costs.
Hyundai Motor Company’s 12,000+ sq.ft. display at the NACV Show features numerous exhibitions that represent Hyundai’s FCEV Vision 2030. In addition to the featured HDC-6 NEPTUNE Concept and Nitro ThermoTech trailer, which each have dedicated display areas, visitors can participate in a virtual reality experience to view the HDC-6 interior and view a mock-up fuel cell stack.