Hyundai has won a 2020 Future Mobility of the Year Awards for its hydrogen fuel cell (FCEV) heavy-duty HDC-6 Neptune truck.
The award recognises concept vehicles making outstanding contributions to the future of mobility, with the FCEV truck winning the Public and Commercial category. Hyundai also won an award for its e-scooter in the Personal transport category.
The award was judged by a global panel of 16 judges from 11 countries, including automotive journalists.
The panel selected Hyundai from 71 concepts that have debuted at international motor shows, lauding it’s concepts for introducing innovative transport technologies and services for the future of mobility.
The Hyundai Neptune, which takes design inspiration from the iconic art deco streamliner railway engines from the 1930s, had its debut at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show in Atlanta last November,.
The truck embodies Hyundai’s vision for a zero-carbon emission future in the shift to eco-friendly commercial vehicles.
Hyundai Global Design Centre head and senior vice president SangYup Lee says the Neptune embodies Hyundai’s vision and customer value as a leader of the global hydrogen mobility industry in its futuristic design.
Hyundai aims to become one of the world’s top three manufacturers of battery electric vehicles (BEVs) and FCEVs by 2025.
Last December, Hyundai Motor unveiled its ‘Strategy 2025’ roadmap, under which the company will develop smart mobility devices and smart mobility services
The company’s robotics lab head Dong Jin Hyun adds the built-in e-scooter delivers both mobility and usability, and sets a new standard for the individual last-mile mobility market.
The built-in Hyundai e-scooter, which debuted as a prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2017, is being considered as an option for future vehicles.
The e-scooter will be integrated into vehicles, charging itself while the car is operating to provide last-mile mobility.