South Korean media said that the hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicle competition is increasingly fierce.
According to the website of joongang ilbo on October 24, commercial vehicles, such as hydrogen fuel cell trucks and buses, not only have a long range of driving range, but also travel to and from certain areas, which are not limited by infrastructure such as charging stations. As a result, countries have started to focus on the development of hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles.
Hyundai motor, one of the world's leading manufacturers of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, is planning to unveil the "hdc-6 Neptune" hydrogen fuel cell truck concept model at the 2019 north American commercial auto show in Atlanta, us, on October 28.
Hyundai motor launched the ELEC CITY FCEV, a hydrogen fuel-cell bus, at last year's winter Olympics in pyeongchang. "Neptune hdc-6 carries our blueprint for becoming a global leader in commercial hydrogen fuel cell vehicles," hyundai said.
In addition, Toyota has launched a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (Mirai) model, and is committed to the development of hydrogen fuel cell commercial vehicles. Toyota launched the hydrogen fuel-cell bus SORA last year and plans to use it next year at the summer Olympics in Tokyo.
The report also noted that in the field of hydrogen fuel cell trucks, Nikola Motors, an electric car start-up in the United States, launched the Nikola One, which plans to go into mass production next year, and the Nikola Tre, a European hydrogen fuel cell truck, late last year, which plans to go into mass production around 2022.
Renault also announced plans to introduce hydrogen fuel cell versions of its Kangoo minivan and Master, the report said. Kangoo will be launched by the end of this year and Master by the end of next year.