The first ever Hyundai ix35 with hydrogen fuel cell was produced at the Hyundai Motor plant in Ulsan (Korea) in February 26. The Hyundai Company is the first one in the world to launch the mass production of the hydrogen fueled cars.
The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell based on the ix35 crossover platform will be the one of the 17 vehicles produced specifically for Denmark and Sweden. The Hyundai Motor Co. and Municipal Office of Copenhagen have already signed the leasing agreement. This agreement will give the
Copenhagen municipality the right to be the first institution to use the 15 ix35 vehicles with zero emission. The agreement is also a part of the Danish capital’s plan to transform the capital into the city without CO2 emissions by the end of 2025.
The Hyundai Company is planning to produce 1.000 ix35 Fuel Cell crossovers for public and personal use by the end of 2015. These cars will be mostly targeted on the European market. After 2015 hydrogen cars will be available for the mass consumer sector as well.
The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is developed using the brand’s most innovative technologies. The fuel cell converts hydrogen into electricity which feeds the motor vehicle and the only emission to the atmosphere the ix35 Fuel Cell has is presented by water. The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell has the dynamics and driving characteristics similar to those of a petrol ix35 version. It can gain the 100 km/hour speed in 12.5 seconds, has a maximum speed of 160 km/hour and can go for 588 km long distance on a single charge.
Who wouldn’t want a car that makes water while working and is absolutely safe for the environment as well as people’s health? Well, these vehicles still have a long way to go but the great start for the future auto manufacturing industry is given. The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell concept was presented for the first time at the Paris Auto Show in 2012 but the first serial vehicle presentation will take place at the Geneva Auto Show in 2013 that has currently opened for every car lover of the world.