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Iveco & Hyundai unveil hydrogen bus at Brussels trade show

Brussels, 6th October 2023. Iveco Group N.V. (EXM: IVG) and Hyundai Motor Company unveiled the first IVECO BUS E-WAY H2 at Busworld 2023 in Brussels.

This new hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric bus is result of partnership the two companies announced in March 2022. The new model will expand the IVECO BUS zero-emission solutions for cities. A range that already includes last generation Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).

The E-WAY H2 features a 12-meter-long low-floor city bus with a 310-kW e-motor. It is an advanced fuel cell system provided by HTWO, a fuel cell system-based hydrogen business brand of Hyundai Motor Group. With four tanks offering a combined storage of 7.8 kg of hydrogen and one 69 kWh battery pack by FPT Industrial, Iveco Group’s brand specialised in powertrain technologies, the vehicle offers a driving range of 450 km under normal operating conditions.

The E-WAY H2 allows for both hydrogen refueling and plug-in battery charging. IVECO BUS developed this hybrid mid-power concept, which not only optimizes the way the vehicle charges. But helps the on-board battery pack and fuel cell system to achieve their highest efficiency and durability.

Hyundai has been a pioneer and leader on hydrogen technology for 25 years. It is the field-proven leader of hydrogen fuel cell mobility and commercial transport globally. We firmly believe this energy source is one of the fundamental pillars for achieving a sustainable society. We delight in sharing this vision with our partner Iveco Group,” said Ken Ramirez, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Commercial Vehicle & Hydrogen Business at Hyundai Motor Company. “Today’s unveiling reflects another concrete example of our strong partnership. It also demonstrates our commitment to accelerate the industry’s net-zero transformation and deliver our mission of progress for humanity.”

“We are proud to present our hydrogen-powered E-WAY H2. This exciting milestone on our sustainability journey is an outcome of our successful collaboration with Hyundai Motor Company. It shows that by combining our strengths, we can foster a people transportation system that is environmentally friendly. It also helps to fight climate change and creates a healthier future for generations to come,” said Domenico Nucera, President, Bus Business Unit, Iveco Group.

The E-WAY H2 will be produced in the IVECO BUS plants in Annonay, France, and Foggia, Italy. The vehicle is on display at the IVECO BUS stand located in Hall 4 at Busworld 2023 from 7th to 12th October.

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