Elon Musk has said that achieving success with hydrogen fuel cell technology for powering vehicles is “Simply not possible”. In a more high-spirited mood, he has called it “mind-bogglingly stupid”.
But many businesses disagree.
Hyundai has started shipping its Xcient to Switzerland, it’s the world’s first mass -produced fuel cell heavy-duty truck.
Hyundai plans to roll out a total of 1,600 XCIENTs by 2025,
The driving range between refuelling is rated at about 400km. Refuelling takes approximately 8-20 minutes.
The Swiss road tax on commercial vehicles, does not apply for zero-emission trucks.
Hyundai is developing a long-distance semi-trailer truck capable of traveling 1,000km on a single tank.
As a fuel cell is used to produce power for a vehicles electric motors, a major benefit could be a reduction in noise associated with diesel vehicles.
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