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Thanks to green hydrogen, the coupling of the electricity and mobility sectors will become economical in Switzerland




The first 2 MW electrolysis plant in Switzerland for the production of green hydrogen will go into operation at the Gösgen hydroelectric power station at the end of 2019. The joint venture Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (HHM) and Hydrospider are building a first industrial hydrogen ecosystem in Europe with gas station operators, logistics and trading partners. Hyundai's fuel cell technology promotes the zero-emission transportation of the future. Delivery of the first 50 fuel cell trucks from Hyundai Motor to Switzerland in 2020. HHM and Hydrospider are working with partners to create a strong business case for future mobility and energy solutions.


Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility (HHM), a joint venture between Hyundai Motor Company and H2 Energy, today announced an important milestone in establishing an ecosystem for green hydrogen in Switzerland and other European countries.


HHM and Hydrospider presented a new business model for emission-free mobility at the Alpiq Gösgen hydroelectric power station: This combines fuel cell trucks from Hyundai, the production of green hydrogen from Hydrospider, a dedicated plan to build the necessary refueling infrastructure as well as logistics and transport companies want to use fuel cell trucks in the future. The partnership thus makes the coupling of the energy and mobility sectors in the area of heavy transport an economic reality.


Leading role in the development of hydrogen mobility in Europe

Hyundai is a leader in hydrogen technology for mobility and wants to enter the European market for environmentally friendly heavy transport as a truck supplier. At the beginning of the year, Hyundai and H2 Energy announced the establishment of a joint venture, Hyundai Hydrogen Mobility, which aims to shape and play a decisive role in developing hydrogen mobility in Europe.


As part of this partnership, HHM plans to bring 1,600 fuel cell electric trucks onto the Swiss market by 2025, thereby marking the automobile manufacturer's entry into the European commercial vehicle sector of emission-free mobility. The company will offer these fuel cell-powered electric trucks to members of the H2 Mobility Switzerland support association as well as other transport and logistics companies that promote hydrogen mobility in Switzerland.


In a further step, HHM also wants to position itself on the European market for electric commercial vehicles with fuel cell technology. Given the strict regulations for CO2 emissions, there is great demand for solutions in the area of emission-free mobility. The current focus is on building solutions and partner networks in Germany, the Netherlands, Austria and Norway.


2 MW electrolysis plant as a decisive milestone

Hydrospider AG was founded at the beginning of 2019 for the production of green hydrogen, its storage and delivery to filling stations. Alpiq (45%), H2 Energy (45%) and Linde (10%) are involved in this joint venture. The electrolysis plant for the production of green hydrogen at the Alpiq Gösgen hydroelectric power plant will be put into operation at the end of 2019. This is a crucial milestone in the presented project.


HHM, Hydrospider and the members of the H2 Mobility Switzerland support association are currently working together to create the infrastructure for mobility solutions for fuel cell trucks as part of the business case.


Hyundai presented further details about the new Hyundai H2 XCIENT

On the occasion of the event at the Gösgen hydroelectric power station, Hyundai presented further detailed information about the Hyundai H2 XCIENT. The next generation fuel cell electric truck was developed according to European guidelines. It has a new 190 kW hydrogen fuel cell system with two fuel cell blocks connected in parallel. Seven hydrogen tanks ensure a storage capacity of almost 35 kg of hydrogen and a range of around 400 km per refueling process. The first 50 Hyundai H2 XCIENT fuel cell electric trucks are scheduled to be delivered to Switzerland in 2020.


Further information about Hydrospider AG can be found at www.hydrospider.ch Others Information about Hyundai Motor Europe can be found at www.hyundai.news


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