Hyundai Motor Group Breaks Ground on First Overseas Fuel Cell System Plant in Guangzhou
- The Group’s first overseas fuel cell system facility, HTWO Guangzhou, breaks ground today
- Guangdong Province secretary Li Xi, Guangdong Province Governor Ma Xing Rui and Hyundai Motor Group Chairman Euisun Chung attended the virtual groundbreaking ceremony
- HTWO Guangzhou will initially produce 6,500 fuel cell systems per year and aims to gradually increase capacity in line with market demand
- HTWO Guangzhou aims to complete construction in the second half of 2022
- Investment advances the Group’s global hydrogen leadership and supports its push into China’s rapidly growing hydrogen industry
- The Group will help foster the hydrogen economy and realize global carbon neutrality
Hyundai Motor Group held a virtual groundbreaking ceremony for HTWO Guangzhou, the Group’s first fuel cell system facility outside of Korea. The investment advances the Group’s global hydrogen leadership and supports its push into China’s rapidly developing hydrogen industry.
Participating in the ceremony were Li Xi, Secretary of Guangdong Province, and Ma Xing Rui, Governor of Guangdong Province — both joining from Guangzhou Yuexiu International Congress Center in China — along with Euisun Chung, Hyundai Motor Group Chairman, and Saehoon Kim, Hyundai Head of Fuel Cell Center and Executive Vice President — both joining from Hyundai Motorstudio Goyang in Korea.
“The establishment of HTWO Guangzhou marks an important starting point for Hyundai Motor Group’s dedicated fuel cell system brand HTWO,” Chairman Chung said. “Hyundai Motor Group will actively lead clean mobility innovations using its strategic partnerships, world-class technology, hydrogen business capabilities and related expertise.”
Hydrogen aspirations gain ground with HTWO Guangzhou
Hyundai Motor Group designated the production and sales hub ‘HTWO Guangzhou’ in line with the name of its dedicated fuel cell system brand. HTWO stands for ‘H2’, the hydrogen molecule, whilst also representing ‘Hydrogen’ and ‘Humanity’, the main pillars of the Group’s fuel cell business.
HTWO Guangzhou will be built in the Guangzhou development district of Guangdong Province, China, with the aim of completing the project in the second half of 2022. Facilities, including a fuel cell system plant and an innovation center, will be built on the 207,000-square-meter site.
The annual production target for the facility is 6,500 units, with a goal to gradually expand production capacity in line with Chinese market conditions and central government policies.
The Group plans to take the lead in realizing carbon neutrality by strengthening production of its world-leading hydrogen fuel cell systems, making them available as power sources for various industries.
Building toward a sustainable hydrogen society
In 2018, Hyundai Motor Group announced plans to expand its supply capacity to 700,000 hydrogen fuel cell systems annually by 2030, under its mid- to long-term hydrogen roadmap ‘Fuel Cell Vision 2030’.
Through strategic partnerships with hydrogen, energy and logistics companies around the world, the Group has expanded its fuel cell system business, accelerating development of a hydrogen society and laying the foundation for the company’s HTWO brand, with initial focus on major hub regions — Korea, Europe, China and the U.S.
Since marketing the world’s first mass-produced fuel cell electric vehicle ix35 in 2013, the Group has been expanding its vehicle offerings powered by its fuel cell system, such as Hyundai NEXO SUV, XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty truck and a fuel cell electric bus, as zero-emission mobility solutions. As a steering member of the Hydrogen Council, a global coalition of leading energy, transportation and industry companies with a shared vision and long-term ambition for hydrogen, Hyundai is committed to fostering a clean energy transition.
About Hyundai Motor Company
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company offers a range of world-class vehicles and mobility services in more than 200 countries. Hyundai Motor sold more than 4.4 million vehicles globally in 2019, and currently employs some 120,000 personnel worldwide. The company is enhancing its product lineup with vehicles designed to help usher in a more sustainable future, while offering innovative solutions to real-world mobility challenges. Through the process Hyundai aims to facilitate ‘Progress for Humanity’ with smart mobility solutions that vitalize connections between people and provide quality time to its customers.