from this extra charge. Thanks to this, hydrogen trucks

are able to maintain competitive pricing. Furthermore,

Switzerland is highly developed and has a larger

proportion of eco-conscious customers that view

emissionless logistics as a great positive for their brand

image. All of these factors combined allow this project

to be successful there.

When it comes to utility vehicles,


and other transportation

and machinery, I am convinced

that hydrogen will take over.

There are a couple other projects under Hyundai

within the field of bus transport being implemented

in cities around the world. Can you tell us how are

they doing?

The Elec City Fuel Cells low-floor bus powered by

hydrogen fuel cells is currently being used in several

South Korean cities, and has also been introduced

into a couple European ones, as well. The closest of

these European cities to Czechia would be Munich

or Vienna. Although the buses performed very

well, their further expansion across Europe requires

the implementation of their Hyundai drivetrain into

a standardized European vehicle body.

What are the specific advantages you mentioned

that hydrogen has over other fuel sources when it

comes to haulage or bus transport?

There are quite a few. Excluding the fact that hydrogen

vehicles are emissionless, very quiet and have great

dynamics, their refueling also only takes around

8-15 minutes, allowing them to essentially remain

functional non-stop. Not to mention the range of

these vehicles in real traffic conditions is also great.

The aforementioned city bus has a range of around

470 kilometers on a single tank, and the truck, even

fully loaded driving on a road with a lot of verticality,

has a range of over 400 kilometers. Battery powered

solutions experience vastly lower ranges in real traffic.

Another advantage of the hydrogen drivetrain is that

it is significantly lighter when compared to a battery

powered solution.

Mr. Trešl, thank you for the interview.

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