Hyundai teases Neptune hydrogen concept truck


Scant details in cryptic HDC-6 Neptune sneak peek

Hyundai teases Neptune hydrogen concept truck
The high-tech interior has raised eyebrows

 

Hyundai Motor Company (HMC) has revealed the first images of its hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric truck concept, the HDC-6 Neptune.

While scant on specifications, the maker lauds the vehicle’s "unique construction, fuel cell system and advanced in-cab technology … its modern design draws inspiration from the streamliner railway trainsets of the 1930s with its Art Deco function-driven style".

The zero carbon emission fuel cell truck is named after the Roman god of the seas.

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"We have cemented the fuel cell technology leadership positon in the passenger vehicle sector with the world’s first commercially produced fuel cell EV and the second generation fuel cell EV, the NEXO," HMC head of commercial vehicle business division Edward Lee says.

"With the introduction of HDC-6 NEPTUNE, in addition to the road proven Xcient fuel cell truck, we expand our technology leadership into the commercial vehicle sector by unveiling our vision of how fuel cell electric trucks can resolve the environmental equations of widely used commercial vehicles and our commitment to create a decarbonised society."


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HMC will debut its latest commercial truck concept during this year’s North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta.

Industry commentary notes it will be a challenger to Tesla – still testing its electric semi – and Nikola’s hydrogen and battery offerings.

Hyundai Translead (HT) will also reveal its eco-friendly, high-performance refrigerated concept trailer solution, HT Nitro ThermoTech.

 

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