The ix35 Fuel Cell

  • Hyundai Motor first automaker to begin mass production of fuel cell vehicle
  • Planned deliveries to municipal and private fleets on schedule
  • Winner of prestigious FuturAuto 2013 award for technical innovation

- The first Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell rolled off the assembly line on 26 February 2013, making Hyundai Motor the first automaker to begin commercial production of Fuel Cell vehicle.

Hyundai has contracts to lease the ix35 Fuel Cell to municipal fleets in Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden. On 3 June 2013, the first 15 mass produced cars were delivered to the City of Copenhagen. Hyundai has since delivered vehicles to fleets across Europe, most recently to organisations in the UK including Transport for London, Air Product, Johnson Matthey and ITM Power and the Dutch road authority Rijkswaterstaat.

Since October 2011, the EU Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) in Brussels has been providing Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles to EU policy makers and the public in order to demonstrate the market readiness of fuel cell technology.

At the beginning of 2014, Hyundai announced its involvement with the HyFIVE (Hydrogen For Innovative VEhicles) and HyTEC (Hydrogen Transport in European Cities) projects, both of which form part of the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), which aims to strengthen the hydrogen infrastructure in Europe.