UK Debut For Hyundai's Fuel Cell Vehicle
The ix35 is the carmaker’s third generation FCEV, and is claimed to be as practical as a conventionally powered vehicle. It refuels in minutes, giving a 360 mile range with a 100mph top speed, and passes 62mph in 12.8 seconds, while emitting only water vapour.
Hyundai is planning to bring a production model to market within the next few years, but hasn’t confirmed a definite release date. It recently signed a memorandum of understanding with four Northern European countries to run a test fleet of vehicles, following earlier trials in Korea and Copenhagen.
Hyundai UK managing director, Tony Whitehorn, commented: ‘We are extremely excited to be showcasing the ix35 FCEV in the UK for the first time at EcoVelocity.
‘The ultimate goal would be to see zero-emission vehicles on UK roads within the next few years; however, the market and local infrastructure will be the real determinant of this. In the interim, Hyundai is working hard to make internal combustion engines as efficient as possible.’For more of the latest industry news, click here.