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Hyundai unveiled a semi-truck concept that runs on hydrogen and would compete with the Tesla Semi

The HDC-6 Neptune Concept Class 8 heavy-duty truck, pictured below, was inspired by the Streamliner train with an Art Deco industrial design.

The HDC-6 Neptune Concept Class 8 heavy-duty truck, pictured below, was inspired by the Streamliner train with an Art Deco industrial design.
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The truck has in-cab technology and a propulsion system.

The truck has in-cab technology and a propulsion system.
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“The fuel cell powertrain gave us the opportunity to redefine the classical typology and architecture of the truck,” head of design at Hyundai Motor Group Luc Donckerwolke said in a prepared statement.

“The fuel cell powertrain gave us the opportunity to redefine the classical typology and architecture of the truck,” head of design at Hyundai Motor Group Luc Donckerwolke said in a prepared statement.

"The Hyundai Commercial Vehicles Design Team started with a white sheet of paper focusing on the new defined functionality resetting all standards in order to project commercial vehicles in the future," he continued.

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The automaker claims the vehicle combines form and functionality with a “holistic global approach.”

The automaker claims the vehicle combines form and functionality with a “holistic global approach.”
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The grill is used around the entire lower portion of the vehicle to increase cooling and maximize airflow.

The grill is used around the entire lower portion of the vehicle to increase cooling and maximize airflow.
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“HDC-6 Neptune, the concept for the next-generation fuel-cell electric truck, embodies Hyundai Motor’s vision of mobility for a global hydrogen society, innovatively developed applying Hyundai designers’ creativity and the company’s advanced technology,” SangYup Lee, head of Hyundai Design Center, said in a prepared statement.

“HDC-6 Neptune, the concept for the next-generation fuel-cell electric truck, embodies Hyundai Motor’s vision of mobility for a global hydrogen society, innovatively developed applying Hyundai designers’ creativity and the company’s advanced technology,” SangYup Lee, head of Hyundai Design Center, said in a prepared statement.
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The HT NitroThermo Tech’s carbon footprint is up to 90% less than a traditional trailer and will be one of the first North American trailers to use a cryogenic nitrogen refrigeration technology system, according to the automaker.

The HT NitroThermo Tech’s carbon footprint is up to 90% less than a traditional trailer and will be one of the first North American trailers to use a cryogenic nitrogen refrigeration technology system, according to the automaker.

The roof and side and front walls are one piece and made with fiber-reinforced polymer skins. This makes the trailer lighter in weight while increasing its wall strength and thermal capabilities.

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The trailer has been optimized to transport cold chain goods. Maximum cooling power is always available, even after the truck’s engine is turned off via an intelligent control system and an independent cooling power.

The trailer has been optimized to transport cold chain goods. Maximum cooling power is always available, even after the truck’s engine is turned off via an intelligent control system and an independent cooling power.

It's also silent, making it good for neighborhood nighttime deliveries, according to the automaker.

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