Hyundai Doosan Infracore (HDI) accelerates engine development after finishing the design of hydrogen internal combustion engines and rolling out the prototype.

The hydrogen engine under development by HDI is an 11-liter class engine that produces a power output of 300kW (402hp) and a torque of 1700Nm at 2000 rpm. It satisfies Tier 5, Stage 5 and Euro 7 regulations which require the emission to be 90% reduced to the current level to meet Zero CO2 (below 1g/kwh) and Zero Impact Emission (Zero Emission in EU).

Hydrogen engines are powered by low-purity hydrogen, making them durable, economical, and energy-dense, which makes them the most suitable engine system for mid-to-large-sized vehicles and vehicles for long distances. A single charge of 10 minutes enables a distance of up to 500 km, and they are 25-30% more economical than fuel cells or battery packs when vehicle price and maintenance costs are considered.

HDI plans to leverage its existing engine technology and facilities to reduce costs and accelerate commercialization. The new hydrogen engines will be installed on commercial vehicles such as trucks and large buses, and construction equipment for validation by 2024, and full-scale mass production is planned for 2025. 

Hyundai Doosan Infracore will showcase various products including H2 ICE, EV battery packs, and plug-in full hybrid powertrains at the 2023 ConExpo to be held in the U.S. in March. HDI’s Engine Department booth will be located at S84044 on the 2nd floor of the South Hall. (Remember that also JCB will unveil its hydrogen engine for agriculture and construction at ConExpo.)

HDI’s Head of the Engine Department Kim Joong-soo said, “Hydrogen internal combustion engines will be used in mid-to-large-sized commercial vehicles such as trucks, buses and construction equipment and mid-to-large-sized power generators. We will put in the utmost effort to realize carbon neutrality in response to the eco-friendly market by developing green hydrogen-related technologies in line with increasingly strict carbon emission regulations.” 

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