Hydrogen Powered Hyundai iX35 Treks Europe

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The old continent has been successfully crossed by a pair of hydrogen-powered Hyundai iX35 from the North of Europe, in Oslo, to the very South, in Monaco - a journey of 2246 km (1,404 miles) which was completed in 5 days.
The trip was both a test of the technology powering the cars and a test of Europe’s developing hydrogen refueling station network. It is also the longest trip ever undertaken in a hydrogen powered car using only the refueling station network, and nothing else. They encountered a hitch along the way as one of the service stations they were planning on refueling at was closed, so they were transported to the next one. The remainder of the trip went smoothly, with some plan changes being required in Germany where one refueling station was closed (in Frankfurt) so they had to take a different route.

This trip has proved that it is (almost) possible to go around the more developed parts of Europe in a hydrogen powered vehicle (almost) in the same way you would in a conventionally fueled car. Also, currently Germany has the best hydrogen fueling station network in Europe, with Sweden and France still lagging behind.
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