Hyundai Motor GroupHyundai Motor Group presented his new rescue vehicle concept at the world forum Hydrogen Wave which was held digitally on September 7. It’s about the so-called RHGV (Rescue Hydrogen Generator Vehicle), a vehicle powered by hydrogenhydrogen that in addition to reaching unexpected places, it acts as an electric generator to power zero-emission vehicles and other facilities.
One of the objectives that Hyundai Motor Group has set for the next two decades is popularize hydrogen technology in all sectors of society. Therefore, the Korean firm took advantage of the digital meeting to publicize the possibilities offered by the fuel cell technology, both in the segment of light vehicles and in that of industrial and high-performance vehicles.
The prototype of rescue vehicle RHGV It is a highly performing hydrogen-powered model that can supply clean energy to emergency assistance vehicles in remote areas and off-road. For it, equips a generator system with which it can supply electrical energy to vehicles, devices and facilities. The portable charger for electric vehicles offers, simultaneously, 220 V single-phase and 380 V three-phase power supply. Thanks to this, the vehicle can increase the autonomy of vehicles in emergency service on site, optimizing the uptime of said vehicles.
The RHGV has a robust design and the mechanical capabilities to access the most difficult areas. Benefiting from Hyundai Motor Group’s 3rd Generation Fuel Cell, a technology that will be available from 2023 and that will allow the group to manufacture smaller and more powerful fuel cells with which to develop highly capable vehicles without compromising weight or size. This third generation will be available with powers of 100 and 200 kW. It should be noted that the 100 kW battery is 30% more compact, so it is 70% smaller than the current generation battery. For its part, the 200 kW battery has been designed for commercial vehicles and is similar in size to the current NEXO system, although with twice the power.
As we have discussed previously, Hyundai’s goal is apply fuel cell systems to all aspects of society, including homes, buildings, and power plants. As explained by the chairman of the company, Euisun Chung, the future hydrogen society will be possible “by developing advanced technologies and innovative systems, as well as fostering close collaboration between the public and private sectors around the world.”
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.