For 2021, the grille has been redesigned with new chrome details, multi-dimensional mesh patterns, and blue accents, giving the truck a bolder presence. Powering the 2021 Xcient Fuel Cell is an electric motor with 469 horsepower and 1,724 lb-ft of torque. It’s also equipped with a more durable and more fuel-efficient 180-kW hydrogen fuel cell system with two 90-kW fuel cell stacks.
Seven large hydrogen tanks provide a combined storage capacity of around 68 pounds of fuel, while a 72-kWh-powered set of three batteries provides an additional source of power. With this setup, the 2021 Hyundai Xcient Fuel Cell is set to have a range of around 250 miles. Refueling a full tank of hydrogen takes around eight to 20 minutes.
For 2021, the Xcient Fuel Cell is now available in a 6×2 rigid body configuration as well as the 4×2 option that was available for 2020.