Hyundai and IVECO unveil the first fuel cell electric vehicle.
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Hyundai and IVECO unveil the first fuel cell electric vehicle.

Hyundai and IVECO presented the eDaily Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), which is a prototype of IVECO’s upcoming large van.

Hyundai Motor Company and IVECO Group unveiled the first IVECO eDaily fuel cell electric vehicle at the IAA Transportation 2022. The eDaily Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) is a prototype of IVECO’s upcoming large van.

The eDAILY FCEV prototype is equipped with Hyundai’s 90 kW hydrogen fuel cell system and 140 kW e-motor. Six tanks offer a combined storage capacity of 12 kg of hydrogen. The GVW 7.2 ton prototype has been tested in Europe, confirming a driving range of 350 km, a maximum payload of 3 tons, and a refueling time within 15 minutes.

While eDAILY BEV, also launched today at the IAA, is best suited for short journeys, eDAILY FCEV will be an ideal option for longer deliveries where high payload and long range are necessary.

An integral part of the eDAILY FCEV is the battery pack by FPT Industrial, the powertrain brand of Iveco Group, while the fuel cell system provided by Hyundai is the latest step in the company’s 20+ year hydrogen mobility journey. Hyundai’s advanced fuel cell technology is already in use in various applications, especially in the commercial vehicle sector.

Earlier in July, the two companies jointly announced hydrogen-powered IVECO BUS vehicles equipped with Hyundai’s fuel cell system, with expected relevant advantages in terms of performance and emissions.

The companies also signed an MoU in March 2022, and after that, they formed multiple joint working groups on various technological streams to explore ways that they can complement each other on the development of electric vehicles and alternative propulsions.

Martin Zeilinger, Head of Commercial Vehicle Development Tech Unit of Hyundai Motor Company, said: Following the recent announcement that IVECO BUS will equip its future hydrogen-powered buses with our fuel cells, the hydrogen-powered eDAILY is another concrete example of what we can accomplish by working together in accelerating the transition to carbon neutrality. The partnership formed between the two companies has proven to be very successful and we expect greater results in the coming years.

Marco Liccardo, Chief Technology & Digital Officer of Iveco Group, said: On the day we are announcing that our battery-electric eDAILY project has come true, we are thrilled to present the first hydrogen-powered eDAILY to the world. Based on this prototype, we aim to roll out a small series of FCEV vans for trial with selected customers by the end of next year. This exciting milestone in our sustainability journey is an outcome of the successful collaboration between Iveco Group and Hyundai Motor Company and shows how we can achieve tangible results in a short timeframe by combining our strengths.

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