Europe arrival of the Hyundai Xcient Fuel-Cell trucks premiered in digital livestream on 14 October 2020. A multi-million dollar project integrating hydrogen technology into 50 trucks will complete this year.
The trucks are equipped with bespoke systems from Luxfer. Hydrogen powers the 19-tonne vehicles thanks to more than 400 Luxfer G-Stor H2 hydrogen cylinders.
Since development began in Feb 2019, the Luxfer Hyundai design team have developed the framework and pipework for seamless integration into Hyundai’s vehicles, all adhering to stringent quality and safety regulations.
Each truck feature a 190㎾ fuel cell comprised of seven high-pressure tanks holding around 35kg of hydrogen. This provides a long distance range of about 400㎞.
In rail, G-Stor H2 cylinders also fuel the UK’s first full-sized hydrogen powered train, which was tested on the mainline network earlier this month. It will offer a range of around 600 miles, powered solely by hydrogen.