June 03, 2013

Hyundai Motor delivers first 15 hydrogen-powered ix35 Fuel Cell in Europe

Hyundai Motor Company has delivered the first of its assembly line-produced ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles to the City of Copenhagen in Denmark. They were handed over by Hyundai Motor Europe during the opening ceremony of Denmark's first hydrogen refuelling

The 15 ix35 Fuel Cell units are the first hydrogen-powered vehicles manufactured on a production line to be introduced in Europe.

"Hyundai Motor is committed to hydrogen as the fuel of the future for Europe. Delivering assembly-line produced ix35 Fuel Cell is evidence that we have a realistic solution to the region's sustainable mobility needs," said Byung Kwon Rhim, President of Hyundai Motor Europe.

The ix35 Fuel Cell produces no harmful tailpipe emissions - only water vapour - and so its use will help the city of Copenhagen achieve its aim of becoming carbon-neutral by 2025.

The ix35 Fuel Cell is equipped with a 100 kw (136 ps) electric motor, and can reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h. Two hydrogen storage tanks, located between the vehicle's rear axle, with a total capacity of 5,64 kg, enable the vehicle to travel a total of 594 km on a single fuelling. Filling the storage hydrogen tanks to maximum capacity takes just a few minutes.


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