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Futuristic architecture, integrated capabilities: Hyundai's new hydrogen-powered truck ensures zero carbon emission

Fuel cells are the ‘perfect fit’ for commercial heavy-duty trucks, according to the company.

ET Bureau|
Nov 14, 2019, 09.44 AM IST
​The tractor-trailer combination provides a window into the future of zero-emission transportation.​
The tractor-trailer combination provides a window into the future of zero-emission transportation.
Hyundai recently unveiled the HDC-6 Neptune Concept Class 8 heavy-duty truck that captures the automaker’s vision for zero carbon emission electric truck technology and design. It’s a hydrogenpowered fuel cell electric truck with integrated capabilities for the passenger and commercial vehicle markets.

Fuel cells are the ‘perfect fit’ for commercial heavy-duty trucks, according to the company, because of a higher drive range and payload and less refuelling time and costs.

Heavy-duty truck
One of the key design inspirations for the HDC-6 Neptune Concept was the streamliner railway trains, a prime example of Art Deco industrial design. Due to increased cooling requirements, the grill of the vehicle is used across the entire lower portion of the HDC-6 Neptune. This creates a distinctive image while maximising airflow.

“To maximise the potential of a next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle, HDC-6 NEPTUNE delivers futuristic architecture. In particular, one can understand Hyundai’s novel approach to the interior design of the space and in capturing lifestyle-oriented mobility,” said SangYup Lee, head of Hyundai Design Centre.

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The automaker also revealed the HT Nitro ThermoTech concept that conforms to the company’s vision of clean transportation: Reducing greenhouse gases and dependence on fossil fuels while maintaining competitiveness.

The trailer is ideal for transporting cold chain products. It uses an intelligent control system and independent cooling power that maximise thermal efficiency. This ensures temperatures are reduced faster than a traditional refrigeration unit while maintaining the desired temperature.

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