Remember we said Hyundai isn’t about done with hydrogen fuel cell technology? Indeed it hasn’t because Hyundai Motor’s N brand has just unveiled two rolling lab concepts, one of which is a high-performance hydrogen fuel cell hybrid model known as N Vision 74.
N Vision 74 is a high-performance hydrogen fuel cell hybrid model inspired by both Hyundai N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo and Hyundai Pony Coupe concept from 1974 (which had been electrified in another project).
The other concept is known as RN22e which, like the IONIQ 6, is built on Hyundai’s E-GMP, and wore a sportier IONIQ 6 body design. The RN22e in particular is a glimpse of the upcoming EV N.
The RN22e features much exploratory technology, torque vectoring by twin-clutch, and 3D printed parts to reduce weight, for example.
The RN22e has a dual motor setup, putting out 430 kW and 740 Nm (545.8 lb-ft) of torque. Like the IONIQ 6, it is kept juiced by a 77.4 kWh battery which supports both 400V and 800V charging.
While Hyundai did not say how fast it is, it does indicate that it will have a top speed of “over 250 kph” (155 mph).
Meanwhile, the N Vision 74 serves to showcase the brand’s most advanced hydrogen fuel cell system the Hyundai N Brand has ever created. The N Vision 74 is hybrid but not what you expected.
It is powered by a hybrid structure of a battery-electric and an FCEV system. Hyundai said with a fuel cell system and battery-electric powering the vehicle, cooling efficiency is improved since two different power sources can be used depending on different driving conditions.
The N Vision 74 is rear-wheel driven by two motors and boasts torque vectoring. The hybrid drivetrain puts out “over 500 kW” and “over 900 Nm” (663.8 lb-ft) of torque.
It is paired with a 62.4 kWh battery system with 800V fast-charging capability. It too has a top speed of “over 250 kph” (155 mph) and “over 600 km” (373 miles) range.
Both cars embody Hyundai N Brand’s high-performance vision of electrification, though not necessary for commercial production.
But there’s another ride from the Hyundai performance division that money will be able to buy. It is the Hyundai IONIQ 5 N, Hyundai’s first full electric high-performance model. Details are non-existence about the first EV N. All we know is that it will hit the global market in 2023.
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