Hyundai Motor has teamed with H2 Energy to build 1,000 fuel cell-electric trucks for the Swiss market. The commercial trucks will begin rolling out in 2019, which will likely make Hyundai the first company to commercially produce a heavy-duty truck powered by fuel cells.
The new Hyundai truck, teased in mid-September, has been designed in partnership with Swiss hydrogen company H2 Energy. Beginning in 2019, Hyundai and H2E will produce 1,000 units of the heavy-duty fuel cell-electric truck over a five-year period along with a supply chain of renewably-produced hydrogen. A memorandum of understanding between the companies was publicly signed on September 19th.
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