Hyundai NZ to upgrade its hydrogen refueller

H2H Energy has received an order for a 350 bar containerised refuelling station from Hyundai NZ in preparation for the arrival of Hyundai’s FCEV trucks


The companies have been working together evaluating hydrogen opportunities in New Zealand since 2016, after an introduction from H2H’s long-term partner Hyundai Motor Company Australia.

Due to the nature of heavy transportation in New Zealand and the abundance of renewable power such as hydro, geothermal, and wind, New Zealand is seen as a prime early market for hydrogen heavy vehicle fleet adoption.

Earlier this year, Hyundai New Zealand secured funding from the Low Emission Vehicles Contestable Fund for the introduction of hydrogen-powered trucks to New Zealand. The deployment of an FCEV truck trial fleet necessitates a 350 bar hydrogen refuelling station.


"We’re proud to continue supporting Hyundai New Zealand in their hydrogen endeavours. They are leading from the front, providing real, practical, and manageable solutions, in alignment with the H2H philosophy," says H2H CEO Cranston Polson.

The increased capability and refueller containerisation will facilitate mobile deployments across the country, allowing trial fleet users to experience first-hand the advantages of hydrogen, while larger refuelling infrastructure is built. It can also act as a back-up unit for larger stations in the future.

"Hydrogen energy is the key to building a more sustainable society. It’s the ideal fuel source for the heavy transport industry to help reduce carbon emissions," says Hyundai New Zealand general manager Andy Sinclair.

"We’re really excited about the arrival of the XCIENT FCEV truck. However, as there won’t be nationwide infrastructure at that time, we’ve chosen to modify our existing refueller to be capable of refuelling at 350 bar for the XCIENT and 700 bar for the NEXO. We look forward to the completion of the project and getting our FCEV truck on the road by the end of the year."  

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