Hyundai Delivers First Hydrogen-Powered ix35 Vehicles in Europe

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Korean automaker Hyundai has delivered the first of its assembly line-produced hydrogen-powered vehicles to the City of Copenhagen in Denmark. 15 units of the Fuel Cell ix35 SUV were handed over by Hyundai Europe during the opening ceremony of the country’s first hydrogen refueling station.
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.
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