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Hyundai Motor brings its XCIENT fuel cell hydrogen trucks to Israel

, The XCIENT fuel cell trucks will be part of a partnership between Hyundai Motor Agency Kolmobil, hydrogen manufacturer Bajan and hydrogen filling station operator Sonol.

, Hyundai Motor Company plans to accelerate the establishment of a hydrogen value chain in line with Israel’s commitment to reduce its carbon emissions.

, XCIENT fuel cell trucks are already in operation in Germany, Switzerland, South Korea and New Zealand and will begin operations in Israel and the US in 2023.

Seoul/Tel Aviv, December 2022. Hyundai Motor Company announced that its hydrogen-powered heavy-duty XCIENT Fuel Cell truck will enter Israel, its first Middle East market, to establish a hydrogen value chain in the region.

Hyundai Motor Company has supplied three XCIENT fuel cell trucks to Israel as part of a partnership between its Israeli agency Kolmobil, hydrogen manufacturer Bazan and hydrogen filling station operator Sonol to build a hydrogen value chain in Israel. The three heavy trucks will be delivered to Kolmobil, Bazan and Sonol, respectively, and will enter commercial operation in the first quarter of 2023.

Xcient Fuel Cell

The launch event took place in Tel Aviv, and was attended by Shmuel Harlap, president of Kolmobil, Asaf Almagor, CEO of Bazan, and Nir Galili, CEO of Sonol.

The first vehicle to be used for commercial operation in the Middle East is an XCIENT Fuel Cell 4×2 truck delivered to Kolmobil, equipped with a 180 kW hydrogen fuel cell system that can travel over 400 km on a single charge. Could This will be used to buy parts for Colmobil, which has a daily operating range of about 330 km.

Hyundai Motor Company plans to accelerate the establishment of a hydrogen value chain in Israel. The plan aligns with Israel’s Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC), updated in 2021, which pledges to reduce its national greenhouse gas emissions by 27% by 2030 and 85% by 2050, relative to 2015 levels.

“We are proud to support the Israeli government’s strong commitment to building a sustainable future with our heavy-duty, hydrogen-powered XCIENT fuel cell truck,” said Mark Freimüller, senior vice president and head of commercial vehicle innovation at Hyundai Motor Company. Happy to have.” , “Establishing the first hydrogen infrastructure in Israel together with leading players in the country is an important milestone in our efforts to build a sustainable hydrogen value chain around the world. We are confident that our fuel cell trucks will accelerate the energy transformation in Israel. will make a significant contribution to

The XCIENT Fuel Cell is the world’s first mass-produced heavy-duty hydrogen electric truck and is currently being used in real-world commercial operation in Germany, Switzerland, Korea and New Zealand. The 47 units running in Switzerland since October 2020 have achieved a cumulative mileage of over 5 million km till October this year, proving the truck’s reliability. In addition, Hyundai Motor Company will deploy five XCIENT fuel cell trucks for the 2021 Targeted Airshed Grant (TAG) program and 30 units for the NorCal Zero project in the United States during the third quarter of next year.


About Hyundai Trucks and Buses

Hyundai Vehículos Comerciales Chile SpA (HVCC) is part of Empresas Indumotora, one of the most experienced automotive groups in Chile, with a long and successful history, dedicated to the representation, marketing and distribution of trucks, buses and automobiles , which through de Hyundai Camiones y Buses is the exclusive representative of Hyundai Motor Company commercial vehicles, trucks and buses in Chile. Whose focus is on three major segments, the first being in the industry of medium commercial vehicles, trucks and buses.

The priority of Hyundai Trucks & Buses is to secure long term relationship and provide lowest operating cost to its customers. Empresas Indumotora’s Hyundai Trucks and Buses team has an enduring objective to provide the best experience in sales, service and spare parts directly or through its dealer network in a market that evolves and increases quality requirements every day. The organization adds value to the products it sells and through this to provide comprehensive transportation solutions for the operations of its customers due to its ability to understand and anticipate their specific requirements that make their operations more efficient Huh.

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