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Hyundai Motor introduces first garbage truck with hydrogen engine

19. May 2022 Back in December 2021, South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Group unveiled the world’s first hydrogen-powered garbage truck in a YouTube video. The truck’s body is no different from existing garbage trucks with diesel engines, but it has a storage tank for hydrogen and two fuel cells. These come from the Hyundai Nexo, the world’s only fuel cell-powered SUV. Thanks to the specially developed engine, the truck can climb steep inclines with ease despite being loaded with 4.5 tons of waste. Since January 2022, the garbage truck has been in service with the city of Changwon, South Gyeongsang Province. To be approved for the Korean market, pressurized products such as hydrogen storage tanks require KGS approval.     In general, vehicles powered by hydrogen do not emit exhaust gases. Therefore, city sanitation workers who work on the garbage truck do not have to worry about exhaust gas pollution. Noise pollution has also been reduced by 40 percent thanks to the electric motor, and only a low hum from the drive can be heard. The water produced during operation in the fuel cell is collected in a tank and is used by employees for cleaning during and after work. After evaluating customer requirements, Hyundai Motor Group plans to build more special vehicles with hydrogen engines. The Korea Gas Safety Corporation (KGS) is a government organization under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE). Gas safety regulations in Korea began in 1974 with the passage of the Compressed Gas Control Act. In 1995, the Institute of High Pressure Gas Safety was established, and after several restructurings, the Korea Gas Safety Corporation (KGS) was established in 2001. One year later, KGS was affiliated with MOTIE. KGS was accredited as a Korean designated testing body in 2006 and was also accredited to perform KCs certification and testing of explosion-proof electrical equipment. Feel free to contact us any time if you need assistance or have any questions regarding Korean certifications like KGS factory registration, KC, KC EMC, KCs and KCs for explosion safety products. Tel. Europe: +49-69-271 37 69 261 Tel. US: +1 773 654-2673 Email: Urgent questions? Please do not hesitate to contact us via chat. You will find the chat window at the bottom right of each page (if this is not visible, please check your browser settings). For more information you can download our free brochure “Korea Certification Made Easy – The Booklet“.

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