Hyundai hopes to build and deliver thousands of hydrogen powered heavy trucks to customers in Europe, China and North America over the next decade. Hyundai Motor delivered the first seven hydrogen powered xcient heavy trucks to Swiss customers on Tuesday, with a total of 50 trucks planned to be on the road in Switzerland within the year. The South Korean automaker also announced that it is already developing the next generation of hydrogen powered trucks, which will help expand its fuel cell fleet in Europe, China and North America. < / P > < p > the 4×2 truck is powered by a pair of 95 kW fuel cell packs borrowed from the modern NEXO passenger SUV to convert hydrogen into water vapor, the truck’s only exhaust emission, and the electricity generated in this process goes into a 350 KW electric motor that transmits 2360 LB ft of torque to the wheels via a six speed Allison transmission. Any excess power generated or recovered during braking is stored in a 73.2 kwh battery buffer. < / P > < p > the truck has a maximum gross weight of 36 tons, including a trailer, seven 350 bar hydrogen tanks that can store 32 kg of hydrogen, and the xcient has a range of about 248 miles (400 km). Depending on the storage pressure at the filling station, the refueling time is between 10 and 20 minutes, roughly the same as filling a diesel truck. < / P > < p > Hyundai is betting that hydrogen is the best zero emission fuel for commercial vehicles and is backing the bet with $1.3 billion in investment to build a global hydrogen ecosystem. The automaker said its fuel cell electric vehicle’s range, payload and service time are more suitable for heavy-duty applications than batteries alone, and closer to diesel vehicles. < / P > < p > the xcient fuel cell truck delivered today is based on the same platform as Hyundai’s diesel truck, but the automaker is currently developing a dedicated fuel cell truck platform that will be available in a few years. It will be equipped with two 200 kW fuel cell stacks to power a more compact electronic shaft and will be available in 4×2 and 6×2 freight truck configurations. Hyundai is also developing a 4×2 tractor with a total cargo weight of 44 tons and an estimated range of 621 miles (1000 kilometers). < / P > < p > the new truck platform will power Hyundai’s expansion into Europe, China and the rest of North America. In the U.S. market, a 6×4 tractor model will eventually be obtained. In addition to meeting the specific requirements of the North American market, its specifications have not been fully specified. Between the lines, I guess that means more capacity and longer haul than European trucks. Toyota and Hino recently announced a hydrogen powered semi-trailer that can carry 80 tons of fuel, and the distance between two refuelling is 300 miles, leaving a lot of room for improvement in the range of modern cars. Didi Qingju bicycle has entered 150 cities