Hyundai Motor Group unveiled a next-generation fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) on August 17 at a clean energy concept house built on the banks of the Han River in Seoul.
This new electric vehicle technology uses compressed hydrogen and fuel cells to generate electricity to power an on-board motor. Most of these vehicles are classified as zero-emission vehicles that emit only water and heat. Therefore, it is considered a next-generation eco-friendly vehicle.
Hyundai announced a significant upgrade to its hydrogen fuel battery system in four key areas including efficiency, performance, durability and storage. The automaker said the system efficiency has increased from 55.3 to 60%, and the maximum power has increased by 20% over the previous standard. The engine can now produce an average horsepower of 163, similar to a diesel engine. The production version of the new fuel cell SUV is expected to have a driving range of more than 580 km per charge according to Korean standards, the automaker said.
Hyundai will unveil the name and key specifications of the new vehicle at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas in January 2018.
At a media event that day, the automaker announced that it would expand its eco-friendly car lineup from 14 to 31 vehicles by 2020. The current lineup includes 6 hybrids (HEV), 4 plug-in hybrids (PHEV), 3 electric vehicles, and 1 fuel cell. vehicle. According to the latest roadmap, the lineup will expand to 10, 11, 18 and 2 models respectively.
“Many environmental issues, such as particulate pollution, have made people realize the importance of promoting green vehicles. Hyundai Motor Company will continue to play a leading role in the eco-friendly vehicle market by developing new technologies for the future Lee Sang Sang, Head of Hyundai Ecofriendlly Vehicle R&D Center.