Hyundai has won two 2020 Future Mobility of the Year (FMOTY) awards for the HDC-6 NEPTUNE and the company’s built-in e-scooter.
Established by the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) Graduate School for Green Transportation in 2019, the awards recognize concept vehicles that make outstanding contributions to the future of mobility.
FMOTY awarded the hydrogen-powered fuel cell heavy-duty truck HDC-6 NEPTUNE in the ‘Public & Commercial’ category and the built-in e-scooter in the ‘Personal’ category. Sixteen judges, including top automotive journalists from 11 countries, selected Hyundai Motor’s submissions from a total of 71 concepts that have debuted at international motor shows for consideration in three categories: Private, Public & Commercial, and Personal.
HDC-6 NEPTUNE, which debuted at the North American Commercial Vehicle Show last November, embodies Hyundai Motor’s vision for a zero-carbon emission future with a shift to eco-friendly commercial vehicles. As the demand for zero-carbon and eco-friendly commercial vehicles is expected to increase gradually, FMOTY judges showed support for the first concept vehicle to incorporate hydrogen fuel cell power into commercial delivery.
The built-in e-scooter, which debuted as a prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in 2017, is currently being considered as an option for future vehicles. As its name suggests, the electric scooter will be integrated into vehicles, charging itself while the car is operating to provide the last-mile mobility – a feature the judges regarded highly in addition to its great build quality.