The First Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel cell vehicles have arrived in the UK and are being delivered to the first few customers around the country. Last year, Hyundai ran a fleet of test models around London, and results were great, meaning that the Korean manufacturer are ready to soon go ahead with rolling them off the production line to customer orders. This will make the ix35 Hydrogen Fuel Cells vehicles the World’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuelled cars.
The news comes soon after the UK government announced an additional £11 million funding for Hydrogen filling stations across the country, which Hyundai hopes will increase consumer confidence in Hydrogen Fuel Cell vehicles.
The first customers for the ix35 Fuel Cell include Transport for London and ITM Power, although Hyundai hasn’t released details of how many vehicles will be delivered. Equally, Hyundai have confirmed that they will soon be ready to take customer orders which will be fufilled in early 2015.
Hyundai started working on Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles way back in 1998 with the launch of their first “Fuel Cell Unit”. In 2013 they showcased the first prototype vehicle and are now hoping to have produced over 10,000 hyudrogen fuel cell vehicles by the end of 2015.