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Wed Sep 25, 2019, 06:08 PM

First look at Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility truck -1,600 to Switzerland

Why Switzerland? If they work there, they will work throughout Europe, and if you've ever been to CH you'll understand why



H2-View- By Joanna Sampson on Sep 25, 2019 NEWS

This is the first look at the fuel cell electric truck that will revolutionise the green hydrogen mobility ecosystem in Switzerland.

Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, the joint venture between Hyundai Motor Company and Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy, will bring 1,600 of these heavy-duty Hyundai H2 Xcient fuel cell trucks to the market over the next five years.

The venture will then offer these trucks in a specially designed green ecosystem to the members of association H2 Mobility Switzerland, as well as to other transport and logistics companies promoting hydrogen mobility in Switzerland

“The clients will have access to the trucks through a pay-per-use model where the costs for the trucks will be calculated from individual specifications, the number of kilometres driven and the amount of hydrogen consumed,” Patrick Huber, CEO of H2 Energy, explained to H2 View.... more: https://www.h2-view.com/story/first-look-at-hyundai-hydrogen-mobility-truck/


A Hyundai fuel cell stack -Photographer: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg

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Hyundai Motor Group and its suppliers plan to spend of 7.6 trillion won ($6.7 billion) through 2030 to raise production of fuel cells by more than 200-fold as the South Korean automaker targets to become a key player in the new-energy vehicle technology.

The world’s fifth-largest auto group -- with Hyundai Motor Co. and Kia Motors Corp. under its umbrella -- said Tuesday it will boost annual production capacity of fuel-cell systems to 700,000 units from 3,000 now and create 51,000 jobs over the next 12 years... more: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-12-11/hyundai-plans-6-7-billion-investment-to-boost-fuel-cell-output

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Reply First look at Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility truck -1,600 to Switzerland (Original post)
Aquila Sep 25 OP
His Daughter Sep 25 #1
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His Daughter Sep 25 #3
oflguy Sep 27 #6
Aquila Sep 27 #7
oflguy Sep 28 #8
fools_gold Sep 25 #4
SatansSon666 Sep 25 #5

Response to Aquila (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2019, 06:25 PM

1. Well sort of...

As you know I am an H2 fan over all electric. However, this is more a trucking service for customers and it is short haul. Would work fine there, not so sure in the US, Africa or most of Asia. Western Europe would be mixed.

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Response to His Daughter (Reply #1)

Wed Sep 25, 2019, 06:31 PM

2. You've heard of Nikola Motor- building 700 solar powered H2 stations in the US

to power their Hydrogen truck?

http://nikolamotor.com/hydrogen



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Response to Aquila (Reply #2)

Wed Sep 25, 2019, 06:59 PM

3. Not quite the same

The Swiss ris is like a large step van vs a full up semi. Different tools for different jobs. Looking forward to seeing how well H2 semis work out in the Western US. I expect it will take a generation or two before they get to effectively replacing diesels, but I think it will work in the long run.

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Response to Aquila (Reply #2)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 01:49 PM

6. How's that hydrogen car of yours doing Aquila?

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Response to oflguy (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 27, 2019, 07:18 PM

7. Thanks for the kick

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Response to Aquila (Reply #7)

Sat Sep 28, 2019, 12:25 AM

8. Well? How is it doing?

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Response to Aquila (Original post)

Wed Sep 25, 2019, 08:28 PM

4. How much does one of those trucks cost?

Purchase price, not operating cost. (But I wouldn't mind seeing operating cost, also.)

As I have mentioned before, I worked on direct methanol fuel cells with SFC Energy in Munich a decade ago. I assume costs of PEM and other cells have come down quite a bit, but none of these articles wants to even mention costs. I wish they would. It would make things more credible in my eyes.

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Response to fools_gold (Reply #4)

Wed Sep 25, 2019, 09:18 PM

5. Between 375 and 500k.

A little pricey.. heh

Unlimited miles and free hydrogen fuel are offered to buyers, as part of a special leasing program, which will set them back for $5,000 to $7,000 monthly, for a 72-month program. Owners will be able to trade the One when the contract expires, or when the semi clocks 1 million miles (1.6 million km).

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