Iveco Group and Hyundai Motor Company unveiled the first IVECO BUS E-WAY H2 at Busworld 2023 in Brussels. This new hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric bus is another concrete result of the partnership the two companies announced in March 2022 and reflects their commitment to accelerate the transition towards net zero carbon mobility and transport.
The new model will expand the IVECO BUS zero-emission solutions for cities, a range that already includes last generation Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs).
The E-WAY H2 is a 12-meter, low-floor city bus equipped with a 310-kW e-motor and an advanced fuel cell system provided by HTWO, a fuel cell system-based hydrogen business brand of Hyundai Motor Group. (Earlier post.) With four tanks offering a combined storage of 7.8 kg of hydrogen and one 69 kWh battery pack by FPT Industrial, Iveco Group’s brand specialized in powertrain technologies, the vehicle offers a driving range of 450 km (280 miles) under normal operating conditions.
The E-WAY H2 allows for both hydrogen refueling and plug-in battery charging. Developed by IVECO BUS, this hybrid mid-power concept not only optimizes the way the vehicle is charged, but also helps the on-board battery pack and fuel cell system to achieve their highest efficiency and durability.
The E-WAY H2 will be produced in the IVECO BUS plants in Annonay, France, and Foggia, Italy. The vehicle is on display at the IVECO BUS stand located in Hall 4 at Busworld 2023 from 7-12 October.