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Hyundai UK Prices World’s First Mass Production Fuel Cell Vehicle

Order books are open for Hyundai Motor UK’s innovative Crossover SUV. The ix35 zero-emission, hydrogen-powered Fuel Cell vehicle.

Hyundai is the first company in the world to start series-production of a fuel cell vehicle, the first zero-emission, hydrogen-powered ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle from Hyundai has now been priced from £53,105 and is available for immediate orders for those that prefer ultra-low emission motoring.

One of the world’s most advanced alternative fuel vehicles

The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle has no harmful tailpipe emissions just water vapour and can travel more than three hundred and fifty miles in real-world driving conditions before requiring any refuelling. It is capable of 0-62mph in 12.5 seconds and can reach a top speed of 100mph. Three minutes is the time that is needed to refuel the ix35 Fuel Cell. 

Extensive safety testing 

Extensive safety testing has been undertaken including multiple crash test procedures and numerous strength assessments. The ix35 is also equipped with a number of safety features which include intelligent sensors to detect anomalies and safety valves to shut off the hydrogen in the event of any form of collision.

HyFive Project

The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is priced from £53,105 on the road with part funding from the HyFive project. The HyFive project is a European project with an aim to deploy one hundred and ten fuel cell electric vehicles from the Hyfive consortium which is made up from five global companies including Hyundai. A further three hydrogen refuelling stations will be deployed in London and will provide a total of five public refuelling stations in London by the end of  the year.  The fuel cell electric vehicle has been sold through central Hyundai channels to selected trial partners since 2013.  It is already on the road in fifteen countries around the world including eleven in Europe. This generation model has significant improvements over its predecessor including the driving range and fuel efficiency gains of more than 15%.

It’s a Winner 

At the 2013 European Motor Show in Brussels, the ix35 Fuel Cell picked up the FuturAuto accolade. It was selected for becoming the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle to be commercially available.