The Hyundai Motor Group shared its vision for hydrogen energy and a global hydrogen society at the Hydrogen Wave global online forum earlier this week. Their plans showcased how the company would popularize hydrogen by 2040 through the introduction of new technologies as well as mobility solutions in transportation and other industrial sectors. This included fuel cell technology in high-performance vehicle applications. Read more for a first look at their hydrogen-powered sports car.
Called the Hyundai Vision FK, this prototype has a maximum output of over 670-horsepower, and can accelerate from 0-62mph in less than 4-seconds. Simply put, it combines a fuel cell energy converter with a high-power, RWD, plug-in powertrain, good for over 373-miles (600-kilometers) in range. Unfortunately, there’s no word yet on pricing or if it will go into production for that matter.
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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,” said Chairman Chung at the Hydrogen Wave online global forum.
What you see here is Hyundai’s Trailer Drone concept, which is essentially a hydrogen-powered container transportation system capable of operating fully autonomously. It utilizes multiple intelligently packaged hydrogen tanks tailored to the journey profile that ensure over 621-miles (1,000-kilometers) of sufficient range from a single charge.