As it was announced before Hyundai Motor Company has delivered the first 15 of its ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles to the City of Copenhagen, Denmark. Hyundai Motor Europe handed over the vehicles during the opening ceremony of the first hydrogen refuelling station in Denmark.
The 15 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles are the 1st assembly line-produced hydrogen-powered vehicles to be introduced in Europe.
President of Hyundai Motor Europe, Mr. Byung Kwon Rhim said that Hyundai is committed to fuel cell vehicles as the European future like a realistic solution for the sustainable mobility needs of the region.
As it`s already known the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell produces no CO2 emissions but only water vapour so it will help the City of Copenhagen to become carbon-neutral city by 2025.
Hyundai has a plan to produce 1.000 ix35 FCEV vehicles until 2015 that should be offered to public and private fleets. This project is oriented to European continent, where EU has established road map and started the construction of hydrogen fuel stations.
FCH JU – Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking, an European Commission`s Institution selected Hyundai ix35 FCEV to demonstrate the benefits of hydrogen powered technology. As first zero-emission, hydrogen powered vehicle officially produced on a manufacturing assembly line, this eco-friendly car was tested by the EU Parliament and European Commission officials in 2013.
This Fuel Cell vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h in 12.5 seconds and its top speed is 160 km/h. This car can pass 594 kilometers with a single charge. Maybe the most important is that can be refueled with hydrogen in few minutes.
On this project Hyundai Motor Company had spend 14 years of research by hundreds of engineers at Fuel Cell Research and Development center of Hyundai in Mabuk, Korea. More than 2 million miles of road tests in different conditions in Europe, Korea and the United States was passed during the testing period.
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