Hyundai Motor Group has announced ‘HTWO’, a new brand to represent the group’s hydrogen fuel cell system. HTWO stands for ‘H2’, the hydrogen molecule, whilst also representing ‘Hydrogen’ and ‘Humanity’, the two main pillars of Hyundai’s fuel cell business.
The company says the new fuel cell system brand will help facilitate Hyundai’s global fuel cell business and grow the hydrogen ecosystem. The brand with initially focus on its major hub regions – Korea, the United States, Europe and China.
In a press release the group says: ‘With HTWO, Hyundai Motor Group is stepping up efforts for the development of a next-generation hydrogen fuel cell system that can be applied to various forms of mobility such as UAM, automobiles, vessels and trains. Not only will the next-generation fuel cell system be available for many different mobility products and services, it will deliver enhanced performance and durability at an affordable price in a lighter architecture with enhanced energy density’.
It adds: ‘With its next generation fuel cell system, the group aims to offer a highly efficient and diversified lineup of hydrogen-powered vehicles’.
Hyundai launched the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell electric vehicle ix35 in 2013. The group has also been expanding its vehicle offerings powered by its fuel cell system such as Hyundai NEXO SUV, XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck and a fuel cell electric bus, as zero-emission mobility solutions.
As a steering member of the Hydrogen Council, a global coalition of leading energy, transportation and industry companies with a shared vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen, Hyundai is committed to fostering a clean energy transition.