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Hyundai raises hydrogen game as new class of Xcient trucks roll into Europe

A new class of the Xcient Hyundai truck, equipped with more efficient fuel cells with longer life-span, is due to arrive in Europe in the fourth quarter, said Mark Freymueller, CEO of Hyundai Hydrogen

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Reuters  |  FRANKFURT 

By Vera Eckert and John Revill FRANKFURT (Reuters) - South Korea's Hyundai Motor plans to ship a new series of fuel-cell trucks to Europe later this year, turning up the heat on rivals in a battle to test the viability of hydrogen-powered heavy goods transport. A new class of the Xcient Hyundai truck, equipped with more efficient fuel cells with longer life-span, is due to arrive in Europe in the fourth quarter, said Mark Freymueller, CEO of Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (HHM). Hydrogen lags electric batteries in the green transport stakes because it is more expensive, but ...

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First Published: Mon, May 24 2021. 12:25 IST