Hyundai has joined the Hydrogen Mobility Australia body as one of its founding members, joining Toyota to help assist in the development and strategies for the move away from fossil fuels to renewable energy.
Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA) was set up last week as the national body that will help accelerate the hydrogen economy. It is made up of various automotive and energy industry big-hitters, now including Hyundai.
Hyundai Australia was the first car company to permanently import a hydrogen vehicle, with the ix35 FCEV, for evaluation and demonstration purposes. It is also the first car company to have a permanent hydrogen refuelling station in the country, located at its headquarters in Sydney. Scott Grant, Hyundai Australia COO and a director of HMA, said:
“The reduction of vehicle emissions is an important part of the overall global drive to help us breathe cleaner air. Hyundai is a world leader in the development of zero-emission and low-emission vehicles and hydrogen power will play a key role in our driving future.”
Hyundai will assist HMA in advising the government and industry on the commercial transition to hydrogen power. Claire Johnson, CEO of HMA, said:
“We have created a unique blend of skills, capabilities and mindsets and that places us in excellent stead to take advantage of the dawn of the hydrogen sector in Australia. We will make the most of this exciting chapter as the nation transitions to a green energy future.”