Hyundai Motor makes history with Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle donations

  • Hyundai Motor donates FCEV prototypes to European museums
  • Four ix35 Fuel Cell to be displayed in Austria, Denmark and Germany
  • Hydrogen-powered vehicles to be seen by millions of visitors every year 

- Hyundai Motor is donating fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) to exhibitions in major cities across Europe.

Hyundai Motor is bringing the story of its pioneering hydrogen technology to more than 2.5 million visitors per year, and highlighting the innovative spirit of the Hyundai brand.

Four of the earliest examples of the company’s ix35 Fuel Cell will be shown at major transport and technology museums in Austria, Denmark and Germany. The cars have covered more than 250,000 kilometers on European roads since their first registration in 2012 and will line up alongside other innovations. The exhibits showcase the significant role Hyundai Motor is playing in the advancement of hydrogen-powered vehicles.

Hyundai Motor is the world’s first automotive manufacturer to mass-produce fuel cell vehicles and make them commercially available. As prototypes, the donated cars have performed a vital role in the development of hydrogen technology, helping to make the ix35 Fuel Cell the most affordable and most popular hydrogen-powered vehicle in Europe.

Hyundai Motor has made pioneering efforts in alternative powertrains, so it is fitting to have our fuel cell electric vehicle recognized as an important step in the development of the automotive industry. By sharing these ground-breaking cars with leading museums across Europe, we can help to educate millions of consumers about this innovative technology, and highlight the efficient and practical character of ix35 Fuel Cell.

Thomas A. SchmidChief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe

The museums receiving an ix35 Fuel Cell are: Technisches Museum Wien in Vienna, Austria; Danish Technic Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark; Deutsches Technik Museum Berlin, and Deutsches Automuseum Hohenlohe in Germany.

The ix35 Fuel Cell is already on sale in 11 European countries. It is fitted with a 100 kW (136 PS) electric motor, can reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h, and has an official range of almost 600 km from one tank of hydrogen. It produces no harmful emissions during driving - only water vapour from the tailpipe.

More information about Hyundai Motor’s fuel cell technology is available at www.fuelcell.eu

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