Hyundai will build a hydrogen ecosystem in Europe

Hyundai will build a hydrogen ecosystem in Europe

Crossover Hyundai Nexo reminds us that the machine is on fuel cells – in fact the electric car, only receiving electricity from the battery and from the block of electrochemical cells. Traction battery are here too, but the little that is required to smooth bursts of current.

The development of hydrogen transport company Hyundai calls the “problem of chicken and eggs.” What should appear before: mass model of the fuel cell (FC) or a large network of gas stations for them? The answer is seen in the parallel development of both.

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Behind such giants as Toyota, Hyundai has declared that machines in TE should be not only for cars. And in confirmation of this strategy announced a big project in hydro power plants Alpiq in Gösgen (Switzerland) to the end of 2019 will earn electrolysis plant hydrogen production capacity of two megawatts, and up to 2025, Hyundai will supply to Switzerland and the EU 1,600 trucks on TE (the first 50 will arrive in Switzerland in 2020).

About trucks we don’t usually write, but sometimes their world intersects with the automobile. We are talking about the development of hydrogen technology and infrastructure. Well, shown here Hyundai XCIENT H2 Fuel Cell is two blocks TE with a total capacity of 190 kW, seven cylinders of 35 kg of hydrogen and the reserve at the gas station in 400 km.

The project will be implemented in the framework of partnership agreements between firms Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (JV between Hyundai Motor and H2 Energy) and Hydrospider (SP H2 Energy, Alpiq and Linde), which was concluded yesterday. The aim of the scale: “the Creation of an ecosystem of industrial application of hydrogen in Europe.” It turns out coherent picture. The mass of the car on TE supplemented with trucks, from delivery vehicle (such as Toyota Small Truck FC) to long-haul tractors (examples – Project Portal and Nikola One), and buses (Toyota Sora). Together, they encourage industry to produce more hydrogen to improve the technology of its production and reduce its cost.

A Memorandum of understanding was signed by the Vice President of Cummins corporate strategy Tad Ewald (left) and Vice-President of Hyundai’s head of Fuel Cell Group Saehoon Kim.

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Parallel to the news on the same topic: Hyundai Motor and Cummins has signed the Union in the development of the toppings for hydrogen and electric models. Here Cummins speaks in unusual for most motorists of this role, as Cummins is not only the diesel engines. There are working on electric drive systems, and over the traction batteries. If we combine these developments with fuel cells from Hyundai, will be interesting. The first projects under this collaboration will be a commercial model for the North American market.

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