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Hyundai plans fuel-cell truck for 2019

By Dave Leggett | 14 September 2018

Well hear more on market plans at IAA later this month

We'll hear more on market plans at IAA later this month

Hyundai Motor has presented a first look at a render image of a new truck with a hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain which is set to be launched in 2019.

It says the hydrogen fuel-cell electric truck boasts distinctive design which sets it apart from other Hyundai commercial vehicle line-up. The truck aims at a 'simple and clean design which is also aerodynamically efficient with a spoiler and side protector'.

The front grille symbolises hydrogen through geometric shapes, giving the vehicle a 'unique and powerful look'.

During the IAA Commercial Vehicles 2018 taking place in Hannover, Germany, Hyundai will announce the future plans for introducing the fuel-cell electric truck in the European eco-friendly commercial vehicle market next year as well revealing vehicle specification.

Hyundai Motor also recently completed South Korea's first domestic highway journey with an autonomously navigated semi-trailer truck. Hyundai's Xcient truck drove approximately 40km on the highway between Uiwang and Incheon, carrying large semi-trailer simulating cargo transportation, showcasing 'Hyundai's innovative technological advancement in future mobility'.