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Hyundai XCIENT hydrogen trucks ready for work in New Zealand

Hyundai XCIENT hydrogen trucks ready for work in New Zealand

Trucks are already being tested in two countries Hyundai XCIENT FCEV Hydrogen fuel cell. South Korea first – logically, they produced there – and Then a pilot test was launched in Switzerland. New Zealand will be the third country, with five units Version 2021 In actual traffic operations.

Now palace things are going slowly. The first tractor unit arrived in Auckland Harbor on November 18, 2021, and work has not yet begun. First, there is a need for these trucks Adaptation For New Zealand specifications, it starts with shifting the steering wheel sideways. In both Switzerland and South Korea you drive with the steering wheel on the left, in Australia and New Zealand by contrast.

How is the second problem Hydrogen fuel. The first refueling was at the same port, and the refueling infrastructure was not ready, with Hyundai’s local division delivering it from its supplier. Hyundai NZ purchased the trucks with funding from the New Zealand Energy Efficiency and Safety Authority (ECCA). Business partners are to be announced; We understand that they will use them Leasing.

2021 Hyundai XCIENT FCEV

The purpose of the test was to verify the reliability of hydrogen trucks in transport services. Depending on the capacity, maintenance procedures, refueling, driving training and how they fit into the truck, they will be checked for compliance with the planned routes. Approximately, trucks and refueling network will be ready Second quarter.

There are several main reasons for its introduction. Andy Sinclair, CEO of Hyundai NZ, explains that 4% of the country’s fleet consists of trucks, but they emit 25% of greenhouse gases due to their weight and continued use. Only the replacement of 153,000 trucks in the country should be considered. Every XCIENT FCEV that replaces a diesel truck avoids 50 tons of CO emissionsTwo Per year, even if it requires three times as much power as an equivalent electric truck.

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They have already accumulated 2 million kilometers between trucks parked in Switzerland and South Korea. The goal for 2025 is to supply 1,600 units of the XCIENT FCEV, and by 2030 its fuel cell production will reach 700,000 per year. Each XCIENT FCEV truck has two cells of 95 kW that recharge 72 kWh batteries. Autonomy with 32 kg of hydrogen is 400 km, the distance between Auckland and Palmerston North.