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Hydrogen-Powered Commercial Trucks Pick Hyundai's Fuel Cell Tech

The initial fleet of more than 1,100 fuel cell trucks is a significant expansion of Hyundai’s fuel cell system business.

Hyundai's HTWO Fuel Cell Technology will provide clean power for FAUN’s ENGINIUS commercial trucks.
Hyundai's HTWO Fuel Cell Technology will provide clean power for FAUN’s ENGINIUS commercial trucks.
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Hyundai Motor Group's fuel cell system brand, HTWO, yesterday entered a partnership with ENGINIUS, a subsidiary of FAUN Group, to supply fuel cell systems for mass production of hydrogen-powered commercial trucks. FAUN Group is a key player in the European refuse truck market.

HTWO’s 90-kW fuel cell system will be paired with ENGINIUS chassis to provide zero-emission power for waste collection trucks and medium cargo trucks for intra-city goods delivery. HTWO’s fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology is well established through Hyundai’s NEXO FCEV, which has sold more than 30,000 units worldwide.

ENGINIUS is Europe’s first truck manufacturer with an EU-type approval for FCEVs. It has already supplied 60 BLUEPOWER waste collection trucks to waste disposal companies throughout Europe.

The CITYPOWER medium cargo truck, which ENGINIUS unveiled at IAA Transportation 2022, will be equipped with HTWO’s fuel cell system for field testing in 2024 and series production is scheduled to start in 2025.

According to Taewon Lim, executive vice president of Hyundai's hydrogen and fuel cell business center, this is the first time the automaker is supplying its fuel cell system to another OEM at a large scale. ENGINIUS' initial fleet of more than 1,100 fuel cell trucks will represent a significant expansion of Hyundai’s fuel cell system business.

Through this partnership, the two parties expect to collaborate further on eco-friendly drivetrain solutions for commercial vehicles in the mid- to long-term.

(From left) Taewon Lim, Executive Vice President of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Business Center at Hyundai Motor Group; and Patrick Hermanspann, CEO of FAUN Group.(From left) Taewon Lim, Executive Vice President of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Business Center at Hyundai Motor Group; and Patrick Hermanspann, CEO of FAUN Group.Hyundai

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