South Korean companies Hyundai Motor and Hyundai Construction Equipment team up to develop hydrogen-powered construction vehicles.
Together with the Construction Equipment Research Institute, the partners plan to create a hydrogen-fueled forklift and excavator in the next two years..
The prototypes developed will then undergo a series of tests before entering the commercial market by 2023..
Hyundai Motor will develop fuel cell and battery systems for construction vehicles as well as performance testing and quality assurance testing for construction vehicles.
HCE will be responsible for the design of new loaders and excavators, as well as comprehensive evaluations of new models..
The partners are expected to be the first in the world to switch this segment of technology to hydrogen fuel..
Previously Hyundai also announced plans to develop a new tractor and coastal ships hydrogen fuel cell.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: stk-nn
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