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Hyundai hydrogen-powered lorries surpass 10 million Swiss kilometres

Hyundai Motor Company's fuel cell electric lorries have achieved a cumulative driving distance of 10 million kilometres in Switzerland.

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Currently, a total of 48 XCIENT Fuel Cell trucks are in operation in Switzerland. The XCIENT Fuel Cell is powered by two 90-kW fuel cell systems (total 180 kW power) and a 350 kW e-motor, giving a maximum range of over 400 km.

Compared with a fleet of regular diesel trucks, which would emit approximately 6,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide over an accumulated distance of 10 million kilometres, the XCIENT Fuel Cell electric truck provides a significant reduction in carbon emissions. 

It is estimated that this reduction is equivalent to the amount of carbon absorbed annually by approximately 700,000 pine trees, or the creation of a pine forest covering 508 hectares (5 million square meters).

All XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty trucks operating in Switzerland use only ‘green hydrogen’, no carbon is emitted during the production process, contributing to the creation of an eco-friendly hydrogen value chain in Europe.