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This Hydrogen-Powered Semi-Truck Could be the Future of Zero-Carbon Emission Commercial Vehicles

This Hydrogen-Powered Semi-Truck Could be the Future of Zero-Carbon Emission Commercial Vehicles

This is the Hyundai HDC-6 NEPTUNE, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric truck. Since its launch last year, it has gotten a lot of buzz as being a pioneer in fuel cell technology. This is due to its integrated capabilities for the passenger and commercial vehicle markets.

This retro-yet-modern semi-truck is part of Hyundai’s greater initiative in the advancement of zero-emission vehicles and its goal to have an entirely “de-carbonized society.” Built with a distinctive, state-of-the-art construction, fuel cell system, and advanced in-cab technology, it also pays homage to the past with its nod to streamliner railway trainsets of the 1930s.



It takes the “grill concept” in commercial vehicles and applies it across the entire lower portion. This creates not only a distinct look, but it also maximizes airflow. The “grill concept” also incorporates retractable steps, which are ingeniously hidden. Its combo of cab-over-engine and conventional (bonnet) truck formats efficiently maximizes the vehicle’s space and improves ergonomics.

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