Hyundai Motor Company Australia (HMCA) has recently announced that it is investing in a new hydrogen vehicle refueller to bolster the Australian hydrogen mobility sector.
The facility, which will cost $1.7 million, will be located at its corporate headquarters in Sydney and is expected to be operational by late 2022. It is intended to support the car maker’s range of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs), including the world-beating hydrogen-powered SUV, NEXO.
HMCA Chief Executive Officer Ted Lee said that Hyundai is proud to be a part of Australia’s clean motoring future.
“This investment forms part of Hyundai’s long-term commitment to a zero-emission future for Australia. Hydrogen fuel cell mobility is anticipated to play an integral role in the country’s transition to cleaner drivetrains and we intend to help lay the stepping stones toward making this vision a reality,” Mr. Lee said.
Australian gas technology company ENGV will be in charge of construction, local integration, installation and ongoing operational services of the refueller. Meanwhile, US-based PDC Machines and IVYS Energy Solutions will be supplying the hydrogen refuelling station with SimpleFuelFast.
Once operational, the facility is expected to provide up to 20 kg of green hydrogen per day using an integrated electrolyser.
This announcement was made following the deployment of the NEXO SUV to the to the ACT and Queensland Government fleet of vehicles.