Hyundai brings its hydrogen fuel cell trucks to Israel
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Hyundai brings its hydrogen fuel cell trucks to Israel.

Hyundai supplied three XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks to its partners Colmobil, Bazan, and Sonol in Israel.

Hyundai Motor Company announced that its heavy-duty, hydrogen-powered XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks is entering Israel, its first Middle East market. In Israel, Hyundai has partnered with its Israeli agency Colmobil, hydrogen producer Bazan and hydrogen refueling station operator Sonol.

Hyundai supplied three XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks to Israel as part of this partnership. The three heavy-duty trucks will be handed over to Colmobil, Bazan, and Sonol, respectively, and will be put into commercial operations in the first quarter of 2023.

The first vehicle to be used for commercial operations in the Middle East is a 4×2 XCIENT Fuel Cell truck delivered to Colmobil, equipped with a 180-kW hydrogen fuel cell system that can travel over 400 km on a single charge. It will be used to procure parts for Colmobil, with a daily operation range of about 330 km.

Mark Freymueller, Senior Vice President and Head of Commercial Vehicle Business Innovation of Hyundai Motor Company, said: We are thrilled to support the Israel government’s strong commitment to build a sustainable future with our hydrogen-powered, heavy-duty XCIENT Fuel Cell truck. Establishing the first hydrogen infrastructure in Israel in close collaboration with the country’s key players marks a significant milestone in our efforts to build a sustainable hydrogen value chain around the world. We are confident that our fuel cell trucks will substantially contribute to the acceleration of the energy transition in Israel.

XCIENT Fuel Cell is the world’s first mass-produced heavy-duty hydrogen-electric truck and is currently being used in real-world commercial operations in Germany, Switzerland, Korea, and New Zealand. The 47 units operating in Switzerland since October 2020 have achieved a cumulative mileage of over 5 million km through October this year.

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