Hyundai deploys first Mighty fuel cell for NZ pilot test

In News, Hyundai1 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 11, 2024

Hyundai Motors New Zealand has begun the first pilot testing programme for the Mighty fuel cell electric light-duty truck.

The Mighty fuel cell is Hyundai’s first hydrogen-powered truck in the light-duty truck segment and it will be equipped with a refrigerated fitout to demonstrate how green onboard hydrogen energy can be utilised beyond vehicle propulsion.

The 12-month trial follows the introduction of the Xcient fuel cell heavy-duty truck, which launched in Aotearoa New Zealand in 2021 and entered NZ Post’s fleet in 2022.

Over the next 12 months, Hyundai NZ, along with some key customers, will evaluate its performance in the local environment and gather metrics for potential inclusion in its product lineup.

Hyundai NZ hydrogen and eco commercial vehicles national manager Grant Doull said the Mighty fuel cell adds to the hydrogen vehicle range.

He said the company aims to offer a versatile and clean option for a wide range of local transport needs in New Zealand.