Hyundai has detailed plans for “ubiquitous hydrogen use” by 2040 in global markets and is positioning the fuel as an alternative to battery-powered electric vehicles. mass production of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in both the commercial and passenger car segments. Cells get more power and last longer Hyundai aims to supply hydrogen fuel cell vehicles to India.
Hyundai’s hydrogen ambitions:
Hyundai previously confirmed plans to aggressively retrofit its existing Nexo crossover in 2023, before launching a new pair of autonomous FCEVs in 2025, but has now detailed the system. The improved hydrogen powertrain that will support this transition is hydrogen-focused.
Third-generation fuel cell stack: Following the first low-displacement ix35 SUV in 2013 and the second variant in the current Nexo, it will be available in two power outputs: 136 hp and 272 horsepower, with Hyundai claiming it was 30%. previously. less than the current system. Hyundai says it will be easy to use on a wide range of vehicles, while the 272bhp version is intended for commercial use only.
More importantly, third-generation batteries promise significantly longer life than existing systems; Hyundai estimates the current Nexo powertrain is capable of 5,000 hours, or about 1,600,000 km, but the new system is expected to increase those numbers to 50-100 percent with sessions. The “reliable” version is capable of driving about 5,000,000 km. use. Hyundai has confirmed that by 2028, each of its commercial vehicles will be offered worldwide with the FCEV transmission with new fuel cell batteries.
The Hyundai Vision FK EV fuel cell sports car unveiled:
A new hybrid sports car called the Vision FK Concept, which is said to have over 680 horsepower and can accelerate from 0,100 km / h in less than four seconds and reach a range of over 600 km. Unusually, the Vision FK combines a hydrogen fuel cell battery with a battery-electric transmission developed by Rimac to drive the rear wheels, making it the first car to use both systems; subject to the achievement of a constant level of production.
Hyundai has previously hinted that future models in the Performance N segment will use hydrogen powertrains. The Vision FK concept is the first physical sign that they will actually “use a combination of batteries and hydrogen. a power supply suggested by N chief Albert Biermann earlier this year. selected as a technology provider for electric vehicles because Hyundai’s own EGMP architecture at the heart of the Ioniq 5 failed to facilitate “very complex” packaging.
Rimac has a “dedicated battery” for this application, he said, possibly involving the Birmans. The company also confirmed plans to use hydrogen engines in motorsport over the next few years. However, as far as the production progress of the Vision FK is concerned, Hyundai has not given any indication of the possibility of using this system on other models.
In particular, the third generation battery promises significantly longer battery life than the current system; Hyundai estimates that the current Nexo transmission can last 5,000 hours or about 1,60,000 km, but the new system is expected to increase those numbers to 50-100%, and the “durable” versions will be able to travel around 5,000,000 km. Hyundai has confirmed that, once the new fuel cell is assembled and commissioned, each of its commercial vehicles will be offered worldwide with an FCEV transmission by 2028.
Hyundai’s plan for hydrogen production in India. We previously reported that Hyundai is exploring the possibility of using hydrogen in India; presented Nexo FCEV at Auto Expo 2020; However, there is no retail and distribution network for hydrogen fuel in the country.
For example, until recently, the Faridabad Rand center of state-owned oil producer Indian Oil was the only hydrogen gas station in the country.