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Australia’s H2X, A New Automotive Manufacturer, Is Planning On An FCV Truck To Rival The Ford Ranger

Australian homegrown carmaker H2X will develop fuel-cell technology and vehicles suited to the country.


  • First truck to come for passengers will be a compact pickup.

  • Its hydrogen fuel cell platform could support a range of SUVs, utes, and commercial vehicles.

  • H2X will begin with commercial vehicles, a delivery van, in 2022.


The automotive landscape is changing all over the world. The COVID-19 pandemic is not the only reason why deviations are afoot however it may have accelerated them. Australia’s seen some disruptions including Holden officially closing its doors. But when a window closes, a door opens and this is where H2X steps in with its new hydrogen fuel-cell platform and technology.

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H2X is currently working on its flexible hydrogen fuel-cell EV platform, of which prototypes should be ready in six months, which will first underpin a delivery van or ride-share vehicle. A midsize SUV should follow and arrive possibly as early as 2022.

This new start-up is, according to carsguide.com.au, loaded with known automotive talent who have built their careers at Volkswagen, Chevrolet, Hyundai, Alfa Romeo, and Toyota, to name a few.

2016 Toyota Hilux | Photo: Toyota

The company’s goal is to create products in Australia, for Australians, hence the rendering of the 2-door pickup. The goal of the design was to create a buzz and generate consumer feedback, which it did, in the form of a desire for two more doors, to properly compete with the Toyota Hilux and the Ford Ranger.

2019 Ford Ranger | Photo: Ford

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Matt St-Pierre
Matt St-Pierre
Trained as an Automotive Technician, Matt has two decades of automotive journalism under his belt. He’s done TV, radio, print and this thing called the internet. He’s an avid collector of many 4-wheeled things, all of them under 1,500 kg, holds a recently expired racing license and is a father of two. Life is beautiful. Send Matt an emai

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