Hyundai will deliver 75 units of its ix35 Fuel Cell SUV as part of the largest ever pan-European fuel-cell passenger car project.
The Hydrogen For Innovative Vehicles (HyFIVE) project, funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, will see deliveries made in Bolzano, Copenhagen, Innsbruck, London, Munich and Stuttgart.
As part of the project, the existing pan-European re-fuelling infrastructure will be expanded significantly, providing greater choice and convenience to early adopters of fuel cell electric vehicle technology.
The multi-million Euro HyFIVE project is being managed by the Greater London Authority. Partners include vehicle manufacturers BMW, Daimler, Honda and Toyota, and industrial gas companies Air Products, Copenhagen Hydrogen Network, ITM Power, Linde and OMV. Other signatories include energy consultancies and the European Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking.
In total, the project aims to deliver 110 fuel-cell vehicles from the five manufacturers, including 75 from Hyundai Motor.
Hyundai Motor has already supplied examples of the ix35 Fuel Cell to customers in Denmark, France, Germany, Sweden and the UK. The ix35 Fuel Cell emits only water from its tailpipe and is fitted with a 100 kW (136 ps) electric motor, allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 99mph. A pair of hydrogen tanks, located between the vehicle’s rear wheels, enable the vehicle to travel up to 369 miles on a single fuelling.