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Hyundai’s fuel cell brand HTWO has announced that it has signed a partnership with Enginius to supply fuel cell systems for the mass production of hydrogen powered commercial trucks. This aims to further accelerate HTWO’s fuel cell system business.
According to the press release, this will see HTWO’s 90-kW fuel cell system 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 over 30,000 units worldwide, said the company.
“This strategic partnership with ENGINIUS marks yet another significant milestone in HTWO’s mission to free humanity from fossil fuel dependency in the commercial vehicle market,” said Taewon Lim, Executive Vice President of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Business Center at Hyundai Motor Group. “This is the first time we are supplying our 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.”
ENGINIUS is Europe’s first truck manufacturer with EU approval for FCEV’s and has already supplied 60 BLUEPOWER waste collection trucks to waste disposal companies throughout Europe.
The company has also stated that 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.
“I am very pleased that we have been able to partner with Hyundai Motor Group, a proven expert in the field of fuel cell technology,” said Patrick Hermanspann, CEO of FAUN Group.