Hyundai Reveals Hydrogen Truck Concept

Hyundai has released the first official images of its new concept hydrogen fuel powered commercial heavy truck.

Dubbed the concept will be debuted at this year’s North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta and is dubbed the HDC-6 Neptune after the Roman god of the seas “symbolizing the hydrogen powered natural elements of the sea – the largest potential source of hydrogen fuel on Earth” says the automaker.

Despite the advanced technology, the vehicle draws on the inspiration of art-deco streamliner railway train-sets of the 1930s.  The automaker said its design team has managed to “combine form and function to create an entirely unique new solution within the commercial vehicle industry”.

Edward Lee, head of commercial vehicle business division at Hyundai said: “We have cemented the fuel cell technology leadership position in the passenger vehicle sector with the world’s first commercially produced fuel cell EV and the second generation fuel cell EV, the NEXO. With the introduction of HDC-6 Neptune in addition to the road proven Xcient fuel cell truck, we expand our technology leadership into the commercial vehicle sector by unveiling our vision of how fuel cell electric trucks can resolve the environmental equations of widely used commercial vehicles and our commitment to create a decarbonized society.”

— Paul Myles is a seasoned automotive journalist based in London. Follow him on Twitter @Paulmyles_

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