Hyundai Delivers First Hydrogen-Powered ix35 Vehicles in Europe
The hydrogen-powered ix35 models are the first such vehicles manufactured on a production line to be introduced in Europe. Able to travel up to 594 km (369 miles) on a single tank the fuel cell SUV can reach a top speed of 160 km/h (100 mph). The ix35 is powered by a 100 kW electric motor and two hydrogen storage tanks with a total capacity of 5.64 kilograms.
“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.
Hyundai recently announced plans to introduce the hydrogen-powered ix35 for customer use starting 2015, aiming to sell about 10,000 units a year.