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XCIENT Fuel Cell Truck

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The Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell has been delivered to Swiss customers since October 2020 as a 4×2 Variant with a gross train weight of 36 tons. It is equipped with either a dry box or a refrigerated box. Today, the Xcient is available as a 4×2 and 6×2 chassis. The latter benefits from a liftable and steerable rear axle, with a total weight of 42 tons.
The Xcient Fuel Cell is powered by two 90 kW fuel cells that convert hydrogen and oxygen from the ambient air into electrical energy. Fuel cell operation is emission-free – only water vapor is emitted. The engine has an output of 350 kW and the system is supplemented by a 73.2 kWh battery. The 31 kg of hydrogen on board the truck enables a range of approx. 400 km, depending on use.
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Specification Table Xcient Fuel Cell

Body solutions

Initially, body solutions for refrigerated cases and dry cases are available. The details of the respective designs can be customised to meet individual customer requirements. Single-zone or even two-zone cooling systems can be realised. Bodies for deep-freeze transport are also available.

In this version, the hydrogen tanks are attached to the body behind the driver’s cab. This results in special requirements for the strength of the front wall of the body, which must be verified and tested by the body manufacturer. With GK Grünfelder in Switzerland, a body manufacturer has been certified for the first trucks. In 2021, additional body manufacturers will be certified, and additional variants will then also be available, such as tarpaulin bodies and swap bodies.

If you would like to find out more, please contact us.

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Fuel cell technology

In our fuel cell, hydrogen reacts with oxygen from the air. This produces water, electricity and heat. This electrochemical reaction is also known as “cold combustion” and is particularly efficient. In the first generation of our Xcient Trucks, we use the tried-and-tested fuel cells from the Hyundai Nexo. We use two fuel cells in parallel, each with an output of 90 kW. Together with the high-voltage battery, we can thus ensure that the truck has sufficient drive when fully loaded with a total weight of up to 42 tons (chassis 6×2).

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