Hyundai ships first batch of its XCIENT Fuel Cell hydrogen trucks to Switzerland
Hyundai Motor Co has shipped 10 of its XCIENT Fuel Cell hydrogen trucks to Switzerland to mark the country's first exportation of hydrogen-powered commercial vehicles.
Hyundai Motor will deliver 40 more of its hydrogen fuel-cell electric trucks to the European country by year's end as part of its long-term contract.
It would export a total of 1,600 XCIENTs to Switzerland by 2025.
A single charge, which takes about eight to 20 minutes to complete, allows the XCIENT hydrogen truck to travel about 400 kilometers.
Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, a joint venture between Hyundai Motor and Swiss hydrogen solutions provider H2 Energy, will operate the 10 hydrogen trucks.
H2 Mobility Swiss Association will put up seven hydrogen charging stations by December and another 73 by 2025.
Hyundai aims to penetrate the US and other European markets such as Germany, the Netherlands, Austria, and Norway.