SEOUL/BREMEN, December 12, 2022 – Hyundai Motor Group (the Group)’s dedicated fuel cell system brand HTWO today signed into partnership with ENGINIUS, a subsidiary of FAUN Group, to supply fuel cell systems for mass production of hydrogen-powered commercial trucks. Through its cooperation with FAUN Group, a key player in the European refuse truck market, HTWO will further accelerate its fuel cell system business.
Under this partnership, HTWO’s 90-kW fuel cell system will be paired with ENGINIUS chassis to provide zero-emission power for waste collection trucks and medium cargo trucks for intra-city goods delivery. HTWO’s fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology is well established through Hyundai’s NEXO FCEV, which has sold over 30,000 units worldwide.
ENGINIUS is Europe’s first truck manufacturer with an EU-type approval for FCEVs. It has already supplied 60 BLUEPOWER waste collection trucks to waste disposal companies throughout Europe.
The CITYPOWER medium cargo truck, which ENGINIUS unveiled at IAA Transportation 2022, will be equipped with HTWO’s fuel cell system for field testing in 2024 and series production is scheduled to start in 2025.
“This strategic partnership with ENGINIUS marks yet another significant milestone in HTWO’s mission to free humanity from fossil fuel dependency in the commercial vehicle market,” said Taewon Lim, Executive Vice President of the Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Business Center at Hyundai Motor Group. “This is the first time we are supplying our fuel cell system to another OEM at a large scale. ENGINIUS’ initial fleet of more than 1,100 fuel cell trucks will represent a significant expansion of Hyundai’s fuel cell system business.”
“I am very pleased that we have been able to partner with Hyundai Motor Group, a proven expert in the field of fuel cell technology,” said Patrick Hermanspann, CEO of FAUN Group.
Thorsten Baumeister, CEO of ENGINIUS’ Trucks Division, added, “Our customers will benefit from our joint know-how and this partnership will provide a boost to carbon-neutral commercial trucking.”
Through this partnership, the two parties expect to collaborate further on eco-friendly drivetrain solutions for commercial vehicles in the mid- to long-term.
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Hyundai HTWO is a fuel cell system-based hydrogen business brand of Hyundai Motor Group. The Group has been at the forefront of ushering in the hydrogen economy with the world’s best-selling fuel cell electric vehicle NEXO. With automotive-proven fuel cell technology, the Group introduced HTWO and continues to develop new hydrogen business opportunities for various applications such as automotive, maritime, railway and power generation. For more information, please visit (www.htwo.hyundai.com)
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ENGINIUS is a subsidiary of the FAUN Group, which manufactures vehicles with alternative drive systems and has set itself the goal of climate-neutral load transport. The FAUN Group employs more than 2,000 people worldwide. The body manufacturer is one of the leading suppliers of refuse collection vehicles and sweepers in Europe and operates twelve plants in seven countries. The group's headquarters are in Osterholz-Scharmbeck, Lower Saxony. FAUN is part of KIRCHHOFF Ecotec, the environmental division of the globally active KIRCHHOFF Group. In 2021, the KIRCHHOFF group of companies generated sales of 2.2 billion euros with 12,200 employees in the four business units Automotive, Tools, Vehicle Conversion and Municipal Technology. The Group includes 56 factories in 22 countries on five continents. www.enginius.de