Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle that purifies the air as it moves is the latest innovation from Hyundai Motor Company. The FCEV bus and coach charge in just 15 minutes and boast a driving range of 460km – roughly 6.5 times the charging efficiency of other battery electric mass transit vehicles on the market.
“Hyundai Motor Company has long recognized the importance of sustainability and strived to develop low-emission vehicles,” said Tony Kim, Head of Hyundai Commercial Vehicle Africa & Middle East Regional Headquarters.
“Ever since we launched a compressed natural gas bus in 2000, our work has brought about tangible outcomes and we have consistently taken the lead in meeting global demand for environmentally friendly transport.”
Both models feature Hyundai’s world-leading proprietary fuel cell electric vehicle technology, as well as a button-driven gearbox and a digital cluster suitable for electric driving.
Boasting a futuristic appearance, they made a pilot operation at 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics.
Hyundai FCEV coaches and buses were designed by Hyundai Motor Company in response to increased competition between manufacturers. Hyundai Commercial Vehicle is developing various eco-friendly commercial vehicles, including fuel cell electric buses and battery electric buses suitable for various uses and environments.
“Global demand for commercial vehicles has been declining for the past three years and we anticipate this trend will continue throughout 2018,” said Kim.
“For this reason, competition amongst manufacturers has intensified. Having said that, Hyundai Commercial Vehicles Africa & Middle East exported about 6,000 units during the first half of this year – a figure that is almost double that shifted during the same period last year.”
Kim attributed CV’s healthy export record to two factors, adding: “We have won major fleet deals in Algeria, Saudi Arabia, and Morocco. We have also developed new markets, including Libya and some other African countries.”