Hyundai is expanding hydrogen technology with a new hydrogen vehicle refueling system.
- Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) is investing in a new hydrogen vehicle refueller as part of its commitment to grow the Australian hydrogen mobility sector
- To be located at its corporate headquarters in Sydney, the $1.7 million facility will support Hyundai’s range of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), including the world-beating hydrogen-powered SUV, NEXO
- HMCA will work with Australian gas technology company ENGV in the construction of the refueller, expected to be operational by late 2022
- The state-of-the-art facility will produce its own green hydrogen via an integrated electrolyser and will provide up to 20kg of hydrogen per day
- Hyundai has been investing in the Australian hydrogen sector since 2014, when the company built the country’s first ever light vehicle hydrogen refuelling station, at its headquarters in Macquarie Park
SYDNEY, Jan. 19, 2022 – Hyundai Motor Company Australia said last week that it will invest in a new hydrogen refueling station in Sydney, taking Australia’s hydrogen transportation industry one step further.
The facility will be built in collaboration with Australian gas technology company ENGV and will be placed at its corporate headquarters in Macquarie Park.
The new hydrogen refueling station will replace HMCA’s existing hydrogen refueling station, which has been in service since 2014 and has filled Hyundai and competitor FCEVs as well as hydrogen forklifts.
The facility will help Hyundai support its growing fleet of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by allowing for speedier refueling and on-site generation of green hydrogen. It will also allow the corporation to continue its efforts to educate external stakeholders about the advantages of hydrogen mobility solutions.
The state-of-the-art station will produce up to 20kg of hydrogen per day via an integrated electrolyzer, as well as provide 700bar refueling capability. This will enable the Hyundai NEXO FCEV to travel up to 666km (WLTP) on a single tank, with a refueling time of fewer than 5 minutes.
Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Ted Lee, said Hyundai is proud to be investing in the Australian hydrogen economy as part of a move towards a clean motoring future.
“This investment forms part of Hyundai’s long-term commitment to a zero-emission future for Australia. Hydrogen fuel cell mobility is anticipated to play an integral role in the country’s transition to cleaner drivetrains and we intend to help lay the stepping stones toward making this vision a reality,” Mr. Lee said.
Hyundai has chosen PDC Machines and IVYS Energy Solutions from the United States to deliver the SimpleFuelFast hydrogen refueling station, with ENGV handling local integration, installation, and ongoing operating services.
Following CSIRO’s announcement of the Victorian Hydrogen Hub in mid-2021, ENGV, PDC Machines, and IVYS Energy Solutions will collaborate to build a hydrogen refueling system at the national science agency’s Melbourne headquarters.
ENGV CEO, Sean Blythe, said that Hyundai’s project will leverage the experience gained through the CSIRO project as well as the company’s delivery of the first public hydrogen refueling station, commissioned by the ACT Government in Canberra.
“We are excited to bring our hands-on experience developing hydrogen refuelling infrastructure across Australia to the HMCA project. Together with Hyundai, we are committed to growing the country’s hydrogen sector in a safe and sustainable way,” Mr. Blythe said.
This declaration comes after Hyundai delivered the NEXO SUV to the Australian Capital Territory and Queensland governments, who both successfully integrated the vehicles into their fleets.
In Australia, HMCA expects a rising market for its sophisticated hydrogen technologies, which include passenger and commercial vehicles, as well as stationary power applications.
The company is already collaborating with government and industry players across Australia to bring hydrogen mobility projects to fruition, with the ultimate goal of creating a countrywide hydrogen refueling network.
Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd (HMCA) was established on December 1st, 2003 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company. The award-winning range of Hyundai vehicles continues to set segment and industry benchmarks in value, quality, and safety, including Australia’s first five-year warranty with unlimited kilometers. For more information visit: www.hyundai.com.au
SOURCE Hyundai Motor Company Australia