Hyundai is looking into using hydrogen power for their commercial vans after the automaker revealed the H350 Fuel Cell Concept van. It packs a 175-liter hydrogen tank which feeds electricity to a 24 kW lithium-ion battery pack. The battery, in turn, powers a 100 kW electric motor which drives the rear wheels.
According to Hyundai, the fuel cell powertrain delivers 136 PS along with 300 Nm of torque. Top speed is rated at around 150 km/h.
Despite the extra equipment, Hyundai claimed that the original load space has been retained. The short wheelbase version has a cargo volume of 10.5-cubic meters while the long wheeblase variant gets a generous 12.9-cubic meters of cargo space. When used as a people carrier, the H350 Fuel Cell concept can be specified with 14 seats.
There is no word yet if Hyundai plans to make it into a production model, though Hyundai already has a production fuel-cell vehicle in the form of the ix35.