Hyundai has recently announced that their zero emission, hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Hyundai ix35 will be manufactured as the World’s first Mass Production Fuel Cell Vehicle. The price of the innovative SUV Crossover will start from £53,105 OTR.
Part funding for each vehicle will come from HyFive, a European project which aims to deploy 110 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from the five global automotive companies that make up the HyFive consortium, (BMW, Hyundai, Toyota, Honda and Daimler). The project will also see another three hydrogen refuelling stations deployed in the London area, which will provide a total of five publically accessible refuelling stations in London by the end of 2015.
The Hyundai ix35 is to be the world’s first mass produced fuel cell electric vehicle and has been on sale through central Hyundai channels to selected trial partners since 2013, notably Travel For London and ITM Power. It is already available in 15 countries around the world, (including 11 in Europe), the ix35 demonstrates Hyundai’s technical expertise and long standing commitment to ultra-low emission motoring.
The ix35 Fuel Cell is equipped with a 100kW (136ps) electric motor, allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 100mph (160km/h). Two hydrogen storage tanks, with a total capacity of 5.64kg, will enable the vehicle to travel up to a total 369 miles (594km) on a single fill, and it will reliably start in temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees Celsius. The energy is stored in a 24KW lithium-ion polymer battery, jointly developed with LG Chemical.
The latest Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is the fourth-generation fuel cell-powered electric vehicle from Hyundai. This generation delivers significant improvements over its predecessor, including a driving range that has been extended by more than 50% while still producing zero tailpipe emissions, and fuel efficiency gains of more than 15%.
For more information on the Hyundai Fuel Cell vehicle please speak to a member of our Hyundai Sales team on 0844 6493948