While the Inflation Reduction Act and other federal legislation double down on battery-electric vehicles, many automakers continue to invest in hydrogen-powered transport.
Toyota is the most significant player. It already sells the Mirai fuel cell sedan, and it is using a modular system based on the Mirai's technology to develop a hydrogen-electric powertrain for heavy-duty trucks. Hyundai also sees a future in fuel cell vehicles.
Hyundai has 47 Xcient fuel cell trucks hauling goods for retailers in Switzerland and began exporting the vehicle to Germany in August. It plans to deploy 30 of them at the Port of Oakland in California next year. The South Korean automaker also sells small numbers of the hydrogen-powered Nexo crossover in the U.S.