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Hyundai, Toyota Join Forces for Hydrogen Bus, Truck Technology

March 11, 2019, 10:32 AM

Automaker and technology rivals are teaming up to bring hydrogen-powered buses and commercial trucks to the roads.

South Korea’s Hyundai Motor Co. and Japan’s Toyota Motor Corp. are partnering with Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Air Liquide SA, Nel Hydrogen AS and Nikola Motor Co. to improve fuel-cell technology. They’ve given themselves a fun nickname — the Majestic 13—from the site of their first meeting with 13 people at the Las Vegas Stratosphere Hotel‘s Majestic Room.

Hydrogen vehicles don’t produce greenhouse gases. About 95 percent of transportation energy worldwide now is thought to come from ...