Hyundai Motor Company is supporting a project to bring hydrogen fuel cell buses to Seoul’s Incheon International Airport.
Working alongside Incheon International Airport Corporation, Air Liquide Korea and Hydrogen Energy Network, Hyundai signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a hydrogen refueling station for fuel cell buses at Terminal 2 by March 2021.
Hyundai will support the construction of the hydrogen refueling station and provide, maintain and service fuel cell electric buses.
Incheon will provide a site for the station and Hydrogen Energy Network will handle its construction and operation.
Air Liquide Korea will provide two high-capacity hydrogen chargers and supply hydrogen gas.
The hydrogen-powered uses will gradually replace Incheon’s fleet of internal combustion engine (ICE) buses operating between the terminals, long-term parking lots and logistics complex.
The first batch of seven buses will go into operation later this year with three to five entering service annually.
Seong Kwon Han, president and head of commercial vehicles division at Hyundai Motor Company, said, “The partnership across industries will be a stepping stone in bringing the hydrogen economy closer to daily lives. Hyundai Motor will continue to explore various ways to accelerate the hydrogen economy.”