Hyundai recently unveiled the HDC-6 Neptune Concept Class 8 heavy-duty truck that captures the automaker’s vision for zero carbon emission electric truck technology and design.
It’s a hydrogen powered fuel cell electric truck with integrated capabilities for the passenger and commercial vehicle markets.
Fuel cells are the ‘perfect fit’ for commercial heavy-duty trucks, according to the company, because of a higher drive range and payload and less refuelling time and costs.
One of the key design inspirations for the HDC-6 Neptune Concept was the streamliner railway trains, a prime example of Art Deco industrial design. Due to increased cooling requirements, the grill of the vehicle is used across the entire lower portion of the HDC-6 Neptune. This creates a distinctive image while maximising airflow.
“To maximise the potential of a next-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle, HDC-6 NEPTUNE delivers futuristic architecture. In particular, one can understand Hyundai’s novel approach to the interior design of the space and in capturing lifestyle-oriented mobility,” said SangYup Lee, head of Hyundai Design Centre.
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