Hyundai’s new fuel cell van revealed

Hyundai’s new fuel cell van revealed

Hyundai’s H350 fuel cell concept LCV, which comes with a range of 422km and emits only water ,has been unveiled.

The fuel cell powered van was unveiled at the IAA commercial vehicle show in Hanover.

Unlike a conventional electric vehicle (EV), which requires a number of hours to recharge, the 175-litre hydrogen tank can be filled in under four minutes – similar to the time it takes to refill a tank of gasoline or diesel in a vehicle with a traditional internal combustion engine.

Hyundai fuel cell LCV (2)

The powertrain is packaged in such a way that its installation has no impact on the H350’s load area. Depending on wheelbase, the H350 provides 10.5m³ or 12.9m³ of space, which is sufficient to accommodate five standard European pallets or a 14-seat passenger compartment.

The fuel cell driveline enables almost silent operation of the vehicle, contributing also to a reduction in noise pollution which makes it suitable for night deliveries in urban areas.

The LCV concept would be suitable not only for door to door and urban missions, but also to extended mileage missions thanks to its improved autonomy.

With the fuel cell powertrain capable of producing up to 100kW and 300Nm, the van is able to reach speeds of up to 150kph – a similar performance to LCVs powered by an equivalent internal combustion engine.

The H350 fuel cell’s powertrain is composed of a hydrogen tank, a fuel cell stack, and a high-voltage battery.

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