Kia will first unveil its military hydrogen fueled electric vehicle (FCEV) and then launch the brand’s first hydrogen electric vehicle in 2028.
According to The Korean Car Blog, an overseas automobile media outlet, Kia President Song Ho-seong said at the Hydrogen Mobility + Show held for four days from the 8th to the 11th, “Kia is planning to introduce a hydrogen electric vehicle for passenger use in 2028. It will fit,” he said.
In addition, Kia’s first hydrogen electric vehicle is expected to be an SUV or MPV model, as it was revealed that it will be mainly a ‘multi-purpos’.
The latest hydrogen-powered sports car concept ‘Vision FK’ presented by Hyundai at the event is based on the Kia Stinger, and although there is no plan for mass production, the model uses a ‘fuel cell energy converter’ combined with a rear-wheel drive plug-in hybrid powertrain.
The military products Kia plans to promote include not only vehicles, but also fuel cell emergency generators, and a full range of military vehicles, including small and light command vehicles (command cars), and heavier trucks and vehicles that can be equipped with weapons, will be converted into FCEVs. is expected to convert.
FCEVs are evaluated to be more suitable for military use as they have shorter fuel injection times compared to electric vehicles.
Source: GP Korea