Is a hydrogen highway in Georgia’s future? The state wants to find out

Georgia officials are exploring the possibility of deploying hydrogen fueling stations across the state to power commercial vehicles, tractor-trailers and other large trucks. The heart of this hydrogen highway is potentially a 23-mile stretch of Interstate 16 near Savannah that connects Hyundai Motor Group’s now-under-construction electric vehicle plant and the Port of Savannah.

The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) issued a request for information Monday seeking input from the private sector on how to bring a network of hydrogen fueling stations to fruition. GDOT is not hiring a firm to build any stations at this time but is instead seeking information on how to operate, develop and deliver such a network in a fast-emerging space.

Hyundai is one company with a huge Georgia presence with experience in hydrogen-powered trucking…

Hyundai manufactures hydrogen fuel cell big rigs, known as XCIENT, and uses them to transport materials in its operations in South Korea.