Hyundai to launch FCEV bus that can charge in 15 minutes and purify air as it moves
The fuel cell electric vehicle, to be unveiled next year, will have a driving range of 460 km
Hyundai Motor Company has developed a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) bus and coach that can purify air as they move. The FCEV bus and coach can charge in 15 minutes and have a driving range of 460km. Both models feature Hyundai’s proprietary fuel cell electric vehicle technology, a button-driven gearbox and a digital cluster suitable for electric driving. Hyundai plans to launch the vehicles next year.
FCEV coach FCEV bus
Length 12,030 mm 10,995 mm
Passengers 22 (21+1) 49 (18+1+30)
Maximum fuel cell output 200 kW (2x100) 200 kW (2x100)
Hydrogen tank pressure / capacity 700 bar / 38 kg 700 bar / 25 kg (STD) or 33 kg (OPT)
Battery type Lithium-ion polymer Lithium-ion polymer
Battery capacity 33 kWh 33 kWh
Top speed 138 km/h 92 km/h
Range per charge 464 km (highway) 317 km (STD); 422 km (OPT)
Tony Kim, head of Hyundai Commercial Vehicle Africa & Middle East regional headquarters, said: “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. The Hyundai FCEV coaches and buses were developed in response to increased competition between manufacturers. 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. "