This will be Hyundai and Iveco’s first hydrogen fuel cell bus

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Hyundai Motor Company and Iveco Group today presented the first IVECO eDAILY fuel cell electric car at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hanover.

The working I prototype is equipped with Hyundai’s 90 kW hydrogen fuel cell system and a 140 kW electric motor. Six tanks provide a combined storage capacity of 12 kg of hydrogen. The prototype of 7.2 tonnes gross weight has been tested in Europe and confirms a range of 350 km, a maximum payload of 3 tonnes and a refueling time of 15 minutes. While the eDAILY BEV, also launched today at the IAA, is best suited for short-haul operations, the eDAILY FCEV will be an ideal choice for longer missions where high payload and range are required.

An integral part of the eDAILY FCEV is the battery pack from FPT Industrial, the Iveco Group’s powertrain brand, while Hyundai’s fuel cell system is the latest step in the company’s more than 20-year journey towards hydrogen mobility. Hyundai’s advanced fuel cell technology is already being used in various applications, especially in the commercial vehicle sector. The system has covered more than 4.5 million kilometers in Switzerland on heavy trucks, proving its powerful performance and reliability. The slogan “Engineered by Iveco Group, powered by Hyundai” reflects this mutually beneficial partnership and will also be the driving force for future similar initiatives.

“Following the recent announcement that IVECO BUS will equip its future hydrogen-powered buses with our fuel cells, the hydrogen-powered eDAILY is another concrete example of what we can achieve by working together to accelerate the transition to carbon neutrality,” he noted. on. Martin Zeilinger, Head of Commercial Vehicle Development Technology at Hyundai Motor Company. “The collaboration between the two companies has proven to be very successful and we look forward to further results in the coming years.”

“On the day we announce that our battery-electric eDAILY project has become a reality, we are excited to introduce the world’s first hydrogen-powered eDAILY. Based on this prototype, we plan to launch a small series of FCEV vans for testing at selected customers by the end of next year,” said Marco Liccardo, Chief Technology & Digital Officer, Iveco Group. exciting milestone in our sustainability journey is the result of the successful collaboration between the Iveco Group and Hyundai Motor Company and shows how we can achieve tangible results in a short time by joining forces.«

Hyundai and the Iveco Group have ambitious sustainability goals, as reflected in their individual commitments, and are leveraging their partnership to accelerate the transition to net-zero carbon. Since the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in March 2022, they have formed multiple joint working groups on different technology streams to explore how they can complement each other in the development of electric vehicles and alternative powertrains.

Earlier, in July, the two companies jointly announced hydrogen-powered IVECO BUS vehicles equipped with Hyundai’s fuel cell system, with significant performance and emissions benefits expected. Today they present the eDAILY Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), which represents the future potential of IVECO’s best-selling and most-produced full-size van, with a range that currently includes traditional and methane/biomethane powertrains, and new battery electric vehicle (BV) models. .

Source: La Verdad

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