He made the comments during a keynote speech at the 2022 B20 Summit in Bali today, on the theme of ‘Energy Poverty and Accelerate a Just and Orderly Sustainable Energy Use.’

“The world is facing a climate change crisis,” he said. “The auto industry is rethinking energy and investing in renewable energy, but it is an endeavour we cannot pursue alone.

“We are pursuing a net-zero strategy across all our value chains, including the purchase of auto parts, vehicle manufacturing, logistics, customer use of our products and vehicle recycling. We need the strong support of global leaders who create policies that encourage investment in these new resources and technologies.”

Governments and businesses must play their part and drive global change, he added. “Together, we can set the conditions to accelerate the adoption of eco-friendly solutions.”

Hyundai recently nnounced that its fleet of XCIENT Fuel Cell heavy-duty trucks in Switzerland has accumulated more than 5 million km in two years.

The XCIENT Fuel Cell is equipped with a 180-kW hydrogen fuel cell system with two 90-kW fuel cell stacks.

Starting in 2020, the company exported 47 units of the hydrogen-powered, zero-emission commercial trucks to 23 Swiss companies, which are using them for logistics, distribution and supermarket fulfillment.