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New machine, which could be honed and produced by firm's N performance division, is set to be unveiled at Hydrogen Wave event next month

Hyundai is set to unveil plans for a series of hydrogen-based products and technologies next month - and they include a new track-honed performance saloon.

The Korean firm says its Hydrogen Wave online event on 7 September will showcase plans for a "future vision of a sustainable hydrogen society". Hyundai also says: "State-of-the-art future fuel cell electric vehicles – as well as other innovative applications – will be unveiled during the forum."

One of the videos shows a camouflaged hydrogen-powered Hyundai saloon testing on a race circuit, with the caption "Hydrogen, it's full on toward a clean future". Although no details have been given, Hyundai has previously said its N performance brand will develop both hydrogen fuel cell and battery-electric vehicles in the future.

The car seen in the teaser videos has similarities with the US-only Veloster N, although it appears shorter and has a different design around the rear windows.

The other videos showcase new hydrogen products for freight and public transport usage. The teaser video about using hydrogen to power commercial vehicles teases vehicles that feature branding for HTWO, Hyundai's recently established sub-brand that will develop its global fuel cell business.

Along with Toyota, the Hyundai Motor Group has continued to invest heavily in the development of hydrogen technology, for both transport and other uses. Hyundai says it is working on "exciting plans and business strategies for new hydrogen mobility technology, next-generation fuel cell systems and applications to diverse industries beyond automotive." 

Hyundai has a long history of hydrogen fuel cell technology, including the ix35, Ioniq FCEV and Hyundai Nexo FCV vehicles.

Various Hyundai affiliate companies will also showcase products developed using the firm's hydrogen technology as part of the event.


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BlahBlah43 27 August 2021
Very cool. Can't wait to see the final product
Peter Cavellini 26 August 2021

Still, nice to know that EV isn't the only motive power being developed for transport use, after all, we put our faith in just two Petrol and Deisel, we need more alternatives, clean ones of course.

xxxx 26 August 2021

Weekly auto car hydrogen story, only this time there's no real news so this is an article about a forth coming article.