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Hyundai has revealed its plans for increasing the use of hydrogen in its vehicles by 2040.

Furthering its commitment to clean sustainable energy, Hyundai has announced plans that will see the electrification of all new commercial vehicle models – using either fuel cell electric or battery electric powertrains – by 2028.

Chairman of the Hyundai Group, Euisun Chung, said: “Hyundai Motor Group’s vision is to apply hydrogen energy in all areas of life and industry such as our homes, work-places and factories. The goal is to make hydrogen readily used for everyone, everything, and everywhere,”

“We want to offer practical solutions for the sustainable development of humanity and with these breakthroughs, we aim to help foster a worldwide Hydrogen Society by 2040.”

Hyundai is also planning to introduce a new fuel cell system in 2023 that will help to reduce prices while improving durability and output. In doing so, Hyundai plans to produce a fuel cell vehicle that is the same price as a battery-electric car by 2030.

“The degree and frequency of environmental disasters is rising fast and we now face a code red warning for humanity,” added Chung. “The Group seeks to offer powerful and pragmatic solutions for combatting climate change via the tremendous potential of hydrogen energy.”

Hyundai has also released a new hybrid sports car concept called Vision FK. With more than 671bhp and a range of more than 373 miles, it’s a showcase of the future of the firm’s hydrogen models and what they could look like.

Ted Welford

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September 7, 2021