Hyundai Motor Group has completed the nation’s first hydrogen fueling station doubling as an electric-car charging station, and revealed the “fusion” station, the key infrastructure for realizing the so-called hydrogen economy, on Jan. 18.
The fusion station, created by adding EV charging facilities to an existing hydrogen fueling station, located within Jingok Industrial Complex in Gwangju, can fuel up both EVs and hydrogen vehicles.
Hyundai Motor had embarked on the project of turning the hydrogen fueling station into a hydrogen and electric vehicle station five months ago in July 2015. The fusion station is likely to give an impetus to the fuel cell power generation business; analyses of Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) business models and; performance tests and commercialization readiness assessments of various products and technologies, including V2G inverters for hydrogen vehicles and fuel cell generators.
In the second half of this year, Hyundai Motor will move on to a follow-up project with a focus on equipping a CNG (compressed natural gas) and LPG fueling station with an on-site reformer.