Hyundai NZ to upgrade hydrogen refueller in preparation for Xcient FCEV

In News, Hyundai2 MinutesBy NZ Trucking magazineJuly 2, 2021

Hyundai New Zealand will upgrade its hydrogen refueller in preparation for the arrival of Hyundai’s FCEV trucks.

The company placed an order for a 350 bar containerised refuelling station with H2H Energy.

Hyundai New Zealand has been working with H2H since 2016 to  evaluate hydrogen opportunities in New Zealand.

H2H Energy is a privately owned hydrogen refuelling station specialist, and has been providing hydrogen refuelling solutions in Australia and New Zealand since 2014.

Earlier this year, Hyundai New Zealand secured funding from the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund for the introduction of hydrogen powered trucks to New Zealand. Hyundai New Zealand’s deployment of a FCEV truck trial fleet necessitates a 350 Bar hydrogen refuelling station.

The increased capability and refueller containerisation will facilitate mobile deployments across the country, allowing trial fleet users to experience first-hand the advantages of hydrogen, while larger refuelling infrastructure is built. It can also act as back-up unit for larger stations in the future.

“Hydrogen energy is the key to building a more sustainable society. It’s the ideal fuel source for the heavy transport industry to help reduce carbon emissions,” said Hyundai New Zealand general manager Andy Sinclair.

“We are really excited about the arrival of the  Xcient FCEV truck. However, as there won’t be nationwide infrastructure at that time, we’ve chosen to modify our existing refueller to be capable of refuelling at 350 bar for the  Xcient and 700 bar for the NEXO,” he said.

“We look forward to the completion of the project and getting our FCEV truck on the road by the end of the year.”