Two ix35 FCEVs were the subject vehicles of the test drive session, which took place recently, starting from the City Hall of Copenhagen, Denmark. Subsequently, H2 Logic A/S, a developer of hydrogen and fuel cell technology in Denmark, announced its collaboration with Hyundai’s eco initiative.
“Today’s test drive of our eco-friendly vehicles in Copenhagen is all the more meaningful since the City of Copenhagen is dedicated to achieving zero emissions in transportation,” said Vice Chairman Woong-Chul Yang, head of Hyundai’s R&D Center. “The MOU (memorandum of understanding) signed with the City of Copenhagen and H2 Logic will lay the foundation to commercialize Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles in Europe.”
On the way to the test drive, the hydrogen-powered ix35 SUVs were driven 340 km (211 miles) on a single refueling, from the city of Holstebro (West Denmark) to Copenhagen. We have to mention that the vehicle has a top speed of 100 mph (160 km/h) and can cover the 0 to 62 mph sprint in 12.8 seconds.
“The ix35 FCEV, which emits only water vapour, boasts the same convenience as today’s traditional internal combustion engine powered vehicles by offering a driving range comparable to that of petrol on a single refueling,“ a company statement reads.
In January this year, Hyundai signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the aforementioned countries to operate a test fleet of FCEVs.