The World's First Production Hydrogen Cars to Arrive in the UK

South Korean automaker Hyundai has announced that five of its hydrogen-powered ix35 crossover SUVs will soon be operating in London as part of the city’s Hydrogen Network Expansion (LNHE) project.
Hyundai ix35 Hydrogen 1 photo
The emission-free fuel cell vehicles, that are among the first of 1,000 examples that Hyundai will produce by 2015, will be leased to key public and private fleet users, the company revealed today.

“Hyundai Motor, as a supplier to the LHNE project, will join the existing consortium of companies with expertise in hydrogen transport infrastructure and operation, working to establish the UK’s first hydrogen transport network covering London and south east England,” Hyundai said.

The hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35, the first production fuel cell car in the world, was already introduced in Copenhagen, Denmark last month, when 15 units were handed over during the opening ceremony of the country’s first hydrogen refueling station.

The vehicle will be reportedly offered for customer use starting 2015, with Hyundai aiming to sell about 10,000 units a year.


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