Hyundai Reveals Render Of Fuel Cell Truck For 2019

SEP 14 2018 BY MARK KANE 18

Hyundai bets on hydrogen fuel cell trucks.

It seems that Hyundai has envied the Toyota Portal project and would like to have its own hydrogen fuel cell truck – here is the render the of vehicle that will be unveiled at the upcoming IAA Commercial Vehicles show.

The market launch of Hyundai FCV truck is scheduled for 2019. Plans for the European market will be announced at the premiere.

“Hyundai Motor today presented a first look at a render image of a new truck with fuel cell powertrain which is set to be launched in 2019. After the ix35 Fuel Cell and the NEXO, Hyundai presents yet another milestone for its leadership in fuel cell technology with the presentation of the fuel cell electric truck.

Fuel cell electric truck boasts distinctive design which sets it apart from other Hyundai commercial vehicle line-up. The truck aims at simple and clean design which is also aerodynamically efficient with a spoiler and side protector.

The front grille symbolizes hydrogen through geometric shapes, giving the vehicle a unique and powerful look. The vehicle emanates an eco-friendly look with an iconic blue color application and a bold side body graphic on the container, which visualizes its dynamic character.

During the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 taking place in Hanover Germany, Hyundai will announce the future plans for introducing the fuel cell electric truck in the European eco-friendly commercial vehicle market next year as well revealing vehicle specification.

Hyundai Motor also recently completed South Korea’s first domestic highway journey with an autonomously navigated semi-trailer truck. Hyundai’s Xcient truck drove approximately 40km on the highway between Uiwang and Incheon, carrying large semi-trailer simulating cargo transportation, showcasing Hyundai’s innovative technological advancement in future mobility.”

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This is totally bogus. No specs, just a picture with words.

Considering they make trucks AND they make a fuel cell bus – this looks like a future product. Price and infrastructure is what is limiting the fuel cell market. Short range trucks will be dominated by electric trucks – due to low running costs. There will still be a market for fuel cell vehicles, but the price of hydrogen must come down, and it needs an infrastructure. It is also highly likely that some kind of plug in fuel cell vehicles will come. They do have a battery, and it should be cheaper to charge it from a socket – then from a fuel cell that makes the electricity. NEL is working on hydrogen generators that is fed by solar/wind energy. New technology cost money, and some have to pay for it. Incentives can do some of the heavy lifting, and then companies have to do their part. To generate hydrogen gas from wind/solar when there is excess would be a good thing. It gives the owners a product they can sell at a price that may be more profitable then electricity. In the near future, electricity will be a surplus product, since the cost of solar is getting cheaper.… Read more »

H2. Why bother wasting kwh and polluting with fracked NG?

People who are interested in hydrogen fuel cell tech usually know that hydrogen doesn’t have to be obtained from NG, and that by no means all NG in the world is produced, using fracking, and that some methane is also produced from organic waste.

Even more remarkably, FC’s of special designs can run on variety of fuels – including biogas.

Fascinating, isn’t it?

People who are interested also knows that very very little of the energy will come from such sources like organic waste.

The marginal use of fuel cells is fracked NG. And almost all hydrogen comes from NG.

Fuel cells are a way of green washing fossil fuels…. fascinating, isn’t it?

Hyundai can convert this truck to batteries in the future when people wake up to the Hydrogen myths of being green.

Why are politicians pushing Fuel cells – ie hydrogen –
Are people really naive to think industrial scale hydrogen manufacture is clean?

To produce hydrogen commercially it produces GREATER POLLUTION to manufacture it than say diesel or petrol.
Hydrogen produced using methane needs to be heated to 1000°C in the first process followed by a 300°C producing lots of Co2.
…… So even though the end use is “clean” = true.
Manufacturing industrial amounts of Hydrogen is an inefficient heavily polluting process – wait wasn’t Hydrogen fuel cells sold as a green move ? It was a lie and a bad dirty one at that.

The Hydrogen hype was pushed since 1980 as Oil will peak was expected in the 1980’s – and kept alive from Big Oil who want’s to salvage their downstream business (gas stations). The idea is however to use excess electricity via hydrolysis not from Methane or Propane H2 stripping.

This hydrolysis waste enormous amounts of energy even using the best case proton-exchange membrane process; then compression to 700-800 bar or cooling to minus 255C for storage and transport (13% compress or 50% cooling energy loss) ; storage losses; heating for decompression during filling hydrogen into cars = more losses … etc … so there will be 15-20% of input electricity ending up at the wheels of a hydrogen car.
And losing 50% of H2 in the car tank through evaporation per week, compared to a few % BEV battery self-discharge is not helping hydrogen cars either.

When will this render tour the country like the Tesla Semi?

Hopefully this will remain just a render. I’d hate to see yet more money thrown down the dead-end rathole of mass produced hydrogen-powered “fool cell” vehicles.

Considering how there isnt enough lithium and cobalt on planet Earth to convert everyone to li-poly battery cars, we better keep an open mind to alternatives. Otherwise, one day you will be shocked to find expoentially rising battery prices even though you were told hundreds of times that it was not economically feasible.

There’s plenty of lithium. I don’t know where you’re getting your info from, but you should ignore it in the future.

Cobalt supply is a real problem, but fortunately battery cell makers have found ways to reduce the amount of cobalt in their cells, and hopefully will eventually find a suitable lower-cost replacement.

And it doesn’t matter how many hundreds of times B.S. is regurgitated, it still smells the same.

Bustya is anti-Ev plain and simple.

Not only is he serial anti-Tesla, he is like wise anti-EV.

The FC vehicles that are most commonly discussed *are* EV’s 🙂 …. it’s just a fact of life.

Also, in the real world people who dislike Tesla do not automatically like FC’s, and people who are interested in FC’s do not automatically dislike Tesla. For example, I like Tesla and other EV’s – including (better) hybrids and FCEV’s.

From what I remember, lithium is not rare, but it’s dispersed (doesn’t form large deposits of its own concentrated ores, but instead occurs as an admixture in other minerals). That’s why it takes a lot of effort to extract it in commercial amounts. But even If we run out of lithium in the earth’s crust, there is plenty in the ocean water, we just need a feasible tech for extracting it.

Lithium is readily and cheaply available in brine deposits (salty dried-up lakes), and that source in South America is cheaper than rock mining or sea water extraction.

What do you do when a rear tire gets a flat? LOL.

Release some H2 under the truck to keep the rear end floating. LOL.