In the present day on the Munich auto present, within the midst of presenting its Hydrogen Imaginative and prescient 2040 product technique and Hydrogen Wave of merchandise closely weighted towards industrial trucking, Hyundai additionally made point out of one other imaginative and prescient for its fuel-cell expertise: the 671-horsepower Imaginative and prescient FK sports activities automobile. 

Of specific curiosity is that the Imaginative and prescient FK is being developed with Rimac, and can use Rimac’s battery pack, in an software that’s anticipated to yield a spread of 373 miles. Zero to 62 mph is predicted in underneath 4 seconds. Realizing Rimac and the horsepower being promised right here, that might be a conservative estimate. 

Hyundai additionally launched a picture of its camouflaged check car, the Idea FK. Intriguingly, Hyundai indicated the Imaginative and prescient/Idea FK powertrain will likely be a twinning of applied sciences: The fuel-cell system will drive the entrance wheels, whereas a extra typical battery-electric setup — presumably utilizing the Rimac pack — will drive the rear wheels. 

“We’re completely satisfied we’re heading in the right direction and we can’t survive with battery expertise alone,” mentioned Thomas Schemera, Hyundai’s chief advertising officer, throughout the automaker’s presentation. “That is our agency perception.”

Additionally on a twin monitor is the Hyundai company technique. Like Toyota, Hyundai stays skeptical of a future comprised fully of battery EVs. So it has launched vehicles just like the Kona EV and Kia Niro EV, and has a slew of EV fashions coming down the pipe. In the meantime, it is nonetheless placing R&D {dollars} into hydrogen gas cell vehicles just like the Nexo and now the Imaginative and prescient FK. It can proceed with this two-pronged method because it phases out combustion engines, and by 2035 the corporate says it’ll provide solely electrical fashions in Europe. By 2040, as talked about within the technique’s title, inside combustion will likely be gone fully.