KUALA LUMPUR: Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) recently revealed the first images of its hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric truck concept, the HDC-6 NEPTUNE.
Leading in fuel cell technology with integrated capabilities for the passenger and commercial vehicle market, HMC is set to showcase the commercial truck concept during this year’s North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta.
Hyundai’s naming for its HDC-6 NEPTUNE recognises the Roman god of the sea, Neptune, symbolising the hydrogen powered natural elements of the sea, which is the largest potential source of hydrogen fuel on Earth.
Edward Lee, head of commercial vehicle business division at HMC 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 decarbonised society,” he said.
On top of HDC-6 NEPTUNE’s unique construction, fuel cell system and advanced in-cab technology, its modern design draws inspiration from the streamliner railway trainsets of the 1930s with its Art Deco function-driven style.
Similarly, the HDC-6 NEPTUNE design team found new ways to combine both form and function to create an entirely unique new solution within the commercial vehicle industry.
In addition, Hyundai Translead will also debut its eco-friendly, high-performance refrigerated concept trailer solution, HT Nitro ThermoTech.