Hyundai Motor Company and Iveco Group today unveiled the world’s first fuel cell electric vehicle at IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover IVECO eDAILY.
The working I prototype is equipped with Hyundai’s 90 kW hydrogen fuel cell system and a 140 kW electric motor. Six warehouses offer a combined storage capacity of 12 kg of hydrogen. The 7.2-tonne gross weight prototype has been tested in Europe, confirming a range of 350 km, a maximum payload of 3 tonnes and a refueling time of 15 minutes. While the eDAILY BEV, also launched today at the IAA, is best suited for short hauls, the eDAILY FCEV will be an ideal choice for longer shipments where high payload and range are needed. .
An integral part of the eDAILY FCEV is the battery pack from FPT Industrial, the Iveco Group’s powertrain brand, while the fuel cell system provided by Hyundai is the latest step in the company’s more than 20-year journey. for the mobility of hydrogen. Advanced fuel cell technology hyundai it is already used in various applications, and especially in the commercial vehicle sector. The system has traveled more than 4.5 million kilometers in Switzerland on heavy trucks, proving its powerful performance and reliability. The slogan “Engineered by Iveco Group, powered by Hyundai” reflects this cooperation. mutually beneficial and it will also be the driving force for future similar initiatives.
“Following the recent announcement that IVECO BUS will equip its future hydrogen-powered buses with our fuel cells, the hydrogen-powered eDAILY is another concrete example of what we can achieve by working together to accelerate the transition to carbon neutrality,” he commented. Martin Zeilinger, Head of the Commercial Vehicle Development Technology Unit at Hyundai Motor Company. “The partnership formed between the two companies has proven to be very successful and we look forward to further results in the years to come.”
“On the day we announce that our battery electric eDAILY project has become a reality, we are delighted to introduce the world’s first hydrogen-powered eDAILY. Based on this prototype, we intend launch a small series of FCEV vans to test them with selected customers at the end of next year,” said Marco Liccardo, Chief Technology & Digital Officer, Iveco Group. »This exciting milestone in our sustainability journey is the result of the successful collaboration between the Iveco Group and Hyundai Motor Company and shows how we can achieve tangible results in a short period of time by combining our strengths.«
Hyundai and the Iveco Group have ambitious sustainability goals, as evidenced by their individual commitments, and are leveraging their collaboration to help accelerate the transition to net-zero carbon. Since signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in March 2022, they have formed multiple joint working groups across various technology streams to explore ways they can complement each other in the development of electric vehicles and alternative drives.
Previously, in July, the two companies jointly announced hydrogen-powered IVECO BUS vehicles equipped with Hyundai’s fuel cell system, with expected significant benefits in terms of performance and emissions. Today, they present the eDAILY fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which represents the future potential of IVECO’s best-selling and highest-production full-size van, with a range that currently includes traditional and methane/biomethane drives, and new models of battery electric vehicles (BEV).