Hyundai Australia upgrading Hydrogen Refuel Station, adding green electrolyser

    While visiting Hyundai Australia today to return a review loan Ioniq 5 Dynamiq EV, I noticed that the Hydrogen refuelling station had been removed.

    A spokesperson told me that Hyundai will work with Australian gas technology company ENGV in the construction of the new 700bar Hydrogen refueler and the new facility will produce its own green hydrogen via an integrated electrolyser, providing up to 20kg of hydrogen per day.

    Hyundai has selected US-based PDC Machines and IVYS Energy Solutions to supply the hydrogen refuelling station, known as the SimpleFuelFast, with ENGV responsible for local integration, installation and ongoing operational services.

    Hyundai has been interested in Hydrogen for a long time, the company built the Australia’s first ever light vehicle hydrogen refuelling station at its headquarters in Macquarie Park almost a decade ago.

    That Hydrogen refueler (pictured below) had been operational since 2014 and conducted fills of both Hyundai and competitor Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV’s) as well as Hydrogen forklifts.

    Hyundai Australia’s Nexo FCEV is sometimes on display at their Australian HQ, my photos of it can be seen below.

    Hyundai Australia says they anticipate a growing market for its advanced hydrogen technologies in Australia, including passenger and commercial vehicles as well as stationary power applications.

    The company is now working with government and industry stakeholders across Australia to realise hydrogen mobility projects, with the ultimate aim being a connected hydrogen refuelling network nationwide.

    To the best of my knowledge Hyundai are the only vehicle manufacturer that make petrol, diesel, hybrid, battery electric (BEV) and FCEV in volume.

    Toyota are similar (petrol, diesel, hybrid, FCEV, BEV) but compared to Hyundai have hardly made any BEV so far. From memory Toyota sold 14,000 BEVs globally in 2022.

    What do you think of Hyundai and Toyota’s multi-fuel approach to vehicle manufacturing, as compared to competitors like Tesla, BYD and MG which are focused on battery electric vehicles for the future?

    Neerav Bhatt
    Neerav Bhatt
    Thanks to his broad general knowledge, research skills and ability to explain complex issues Neerav Bhatt has appeared in the online, print, radio and TV media including: ABC (Online, TV, Radio), SBS (Online, Radio), BBC World Service (Radio), 10 News TV, Sky News TV, Australian IT, Technology Spectator, Ausdroid, iTnews, APCMAG, IDG CSO and a variety of other publications. In 2023 he joined the techAU team and represents them at Sydney events.


    1. Quote” Toyota are similar but have hardly made any battery electric cars so far.”

      Seems the topic writer, has some missing and or not fully informed of that statement,

      Or….. maybe ..

      • Sorry missed some words to make that clearer. Fixed now, the point was Toyota are similar (petrol, diesel, hybrid, fuel cell) but compared to Toyota have hardly made any battery electric cars so far. From memory Toyota sold 14,000 BEVs globally in 2022.

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