Hyundai has launched a new HTWO brand, which will produce hydrogen fuel cells and develop a hydrogen ecosystem. HTWO stands for the hydrogen molecule H2 (H-TWO), as well as a reference to “hydrogen” and “humanity” – two of the main ideas of the new Hyundai division.
The Korean automaker said it will step up efforts to develop fuel cells that can be used for cars, ships, trains and urban aircraft (probably referring to drones). Based on this system, the concern intends to create a diversified line of hydrogen-fueled vehicles. It is assumed that South Korea, the United States, Europe and China will become the key markets for selling hydrogen vehicles and components for them.
Hyundai has extensive experience in developing fuel cell vehicles and is one of the world leaders in this field. In total, the company has been working on this topic for more than 20 years. In 2013, the Fuel Cell ix35 hydrogen crossover was introduced, which was delivered in small batches to a number of countries. In 2018, its successor-Nexo – appeared, it has already become an independent model.
In 2019, Hyundai introduced a hydrogen Hauler HDC-6 Neptune with a design in the style of trains – “streamliners”. The manufacturer’s portfolio also includes a fuel cell bus.