- Hyundai wants to make North Chungcheong Provincial city a “hydrogen-powered city”
- Fuel Cell Parts Plant took 2 year of construction and has an annual production capacity of more than 6000 units
Hyundai Mobis, which operates a large-scale eco-friendly fuel cell parts plant in Chungbuk, has joined with Chungju city to promote hydrogen infrastructure and promote community interest in hydrogen fuel cells.
On the 20th of June Hyundai Mobis announced that it has signed a contract with Chungju City for the operation of a free hydrogen filling station at Hyundai Mobis Chungju Plant due to the diffusion of hydrogen electric vehicles and the expansion of its eco-friendly business.
Through this agreement, Hyundai Mobis will open the hydrogen filling station free of charge to hydrogen electric car customers by the end of the year .
Hyundai Mobis completed the hydrogen filling station in Chungju factory in May for the testing and development of the hydrogen electric vehicles and recently got permission to start full production.
Owners of fuel cell powered hydrogen electric cars will be able to use the free hydrogen refueling service from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm . It only takes about three minutes to refuel (5 kg hydrogen, 55.7 Nm 3) and the vehicle owner can save up to $ 50 per fueling.
Hyundai Mobis Chungju Hydrogen Refueling Station applied safety devices such as emergency shutdown devices and deployed a professional safety manager with a certificate to ensure hydrogen handling and safety management.
Hyundai Mobis said, “If sales of hydrogen-powered electric cars increase and mass production becomes full-scale, we expect to contribute greatly to revitalizing the Chungbuk economy by establishing cluster of partners and creating jobs .” In addition to economic contributions, I will grow up with Chungju City through it, “he said.
Meanwhile, the government has announced plans to expand the number of stations nationwide to 86 from this year and to 310 in 2022 to increase the cumulative supply of hydrogen electric vehicles to 20,000 by 2022.
Hyundai Mobis now has the capacity to supply 3,000 units of hydrogen fuel cell modules (PFC, Powertrain) through the Chungju eco-friendly plant. By the end of this year, the plant will be expanding production capacity to more than 6,000 units.
In particular, Hyundai Mobis’s hydrogen fuel cell plant is designed to expand production to tens of thousands of units depending on market demand. The Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group has announced its mid- to long-term strategy to produce 40,000 units per year by 2022 and 500,000 units per year by 2030 based on this production base .