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IVECO and Hyundai present the first fuel cell large van at the IAA in Hanover.

Posted by Priya Singh On 20-Sep-2022 08:18 AM

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  • Hyundai Motor Company and Iveco Group introduced the first IVECO eDAILY Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle today at the IAA Transportation 2022 in Hannover.


    As seen by their pledges, Hyundai and Iveco Group have high environmental ambitions and are utilizing their collaboration to assist speed the transition to net zero carbon. They have formed many joint working teams on various technological streams since signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in March 2022 to examine how they may complement one another in the development of electric vehicles and alternative propulsions.

    Earlier in July, the two firms jointly revealed hydrogen-powered IVECO BUS vehicles equipped with Hyundai's fuel cell system, with promised performance and emissions benefits. Today, they introduce the eDAILY Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), which highlights the future potential of IVECO's best-selling and longest-running large van, with a lineup that comprises traditional, methane/bio-methane, and new Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) variants.

    Hyundai's 90 kW hydrogen fuel cell system and 140 kW e-motor power the operational eDAILY FCEV prototype. Six tanks have a total capacity of 12 kg of hydrogen storage. The 7-ton van can be charged completely in 15 minutes. It can go up to 350 kilometers on a single charge while hauling a maximum payload of three tons. The eDAILY is outfitted with a 140-kilowatt electric motor manufactured by FPT Industrial under the Iveco Group, as well as a Hyundai Motor hydrogen fuel cell system.


    It is the second vehicle co-developed by both firms, following the installation of Hyundai's hydrogen fuel cell system in an Iveco Group truck. While the eDAILY BEV, which was also unveiled today at the IAA, is best suited for short excursions, the eDAILY FCEV will be suitable for longer deliveries requiring a large payload and long range.

    The battery pack offered by FPT Industrial, an Iveco Group powertrain brand, is an essential component of the eDAILY FCEV, while the fuel cell system given by Hyundai is the latest milestone in the company's 20+ year hydrogen transportation adventure. Hyundai's sophisticated fuel cell technology is already in use in a variety of applications, particularly in commercial vehicles. The system logged over 4.5 million kilometres on heavy-duty trucks in Switzerland, demonstrating its powerful performance and dependability. The phrase "Engineered by Iveco Group, driven by Hyundai" symbolizes this mutually beneficial collaboration and will catalyze future ventures of a similar nature.

    "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 accomplish by working together to accelerate the transition to carbon neutrality," said Martin Zeilinger, Head of Hyundai Motor Company's Commercial Vehicle Development Tech Unit. "The collaboration between the two organizations has proven to be highly fruitful, and we anticipate even better results in the coming years."


    "On the same day that we announce the completion of our battery-electric eDAILY project, we are happy to offer the world the first hydrogen-powered eDAILY. We intend to send out a small run of FCEV vans for testing with chosen customers by the end of next year based on this prototype," stated Marco Liccardo, Chief Technology & Digital Officer, Iveco Group. "This exciting milestone in our sustainable journey is the result of a successful partnership between Iveco Group and Hyundai Motor Company and demonstrates how, by combining our capabilities, we can achieve real results in a short timeframe."

    Hyundai and Iveco Group are also looking into other ways to collaborate, such as cross-selling products in specific global regions and joint research and development in vehicle automation and connection. Furthermore, Hyundai is looking into sourcing opportunities from FPT Industrial for next-generation conventional powertrains for commercial vehicles. Such developments indicate the companies' dedication to seizing every lucrative opportunity, and both parties are sure that the ongoing projects will yield rewards shortly.

    The eDAILY FCEV will be on show at the IVECO booth in Hall 24, Deutsche Messe AG, from September 20 to 25 at the IAA Transportation.

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