Hyundai Suspends Development of Hydrogen Fuel Cell Cars

Despite being an option that many consider viable, in recent years, several manufacturers have decided to abandon the development of hydrogen fuel cell cars. This time, the announcement came from Hyundai: the Genesis brand froze the development of its first hydrogen-powered car.

The launch of the model was scheduled for 2025.


Currently, a good number of manufacturers agree that hydrogen fuel cells could play an important role in the heavy transport sector, although they consider that in passenger cars the dominant technology will be that of batteries.

Still, in recent years, several brands have decided to abandon the development of hydrogen-powered cars, such as Honda and Mercedes-Benz. Indeed, even Toyota, which has long championed this solution, is aware that it will remain a minority technology.

In terms of passenger cars, I don’t think the fuel cell is a significant opportunity, honestly. We are talking about a few thousand units a year.

Said recently Matt Harrison, CEO of Toyota Motor Europe.

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Hyundai is also moving away from the hydrogen fuel cell

According to new information, Hyundai will also leave behind, at least for now, hydrogen fuel cells. After all, the Genesis brand froze the development of its first hydrogen car due to technological limitations.

According to press Korea, the model, which was scheduled to launch in 2025, failed to achieve the expected results during tests of its new third-generation fuel cells.

Along with the announcement you made a few days ago – the closure of your internal combustion engine development department, in Namyang, South Korea -, Hyundai shows that it is effectively concentrating its efforts on electric cars, following the market trend.

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