The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle On Show At EcoVelocity 2011

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

Hyundai has confirmed that the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) will debut at EcoVelocity, at Battersea Power Station between 8th and 11th September 2011.

The UK debut of the Hyundai ix35 will provide EcoVelocity visitors the opportunity with take part in passenger ride-alongs in the hydrogen-powered car.

The Hyundai ix35 FCEV boasts a driving range of 360 miles with a 0-62mph time of 12.8 seconds with a top speed of 100mph. The fuel cell stack can operate in temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius whilst only emitting water vapour.

Hyundai UK's managing director, Tony Whitehorn, commented: "We are extremely excited to be showcasing the ix35 FCEV in the UK for the first time at EcoVelocity. Hyundai is a world leader in the development of hydrogen-powered technology and is constantly researching and developing modes of transportation that use alternative fuels at the Eco-technology research institute in Mabuk, Korea.

"The ultimate goal would be to see zero-emission vehicles on UK roads within the next few years; however, the market and local infrastructure will be the real determinant of this. In the interim, Hyundai is working hard to make internal combustion engines as efficient as possible."

Joining the Hyundai ix35 FCEV will be the sub 100g/km CO2 i10 Blue and i20 Blue. The hyundai i10 Blue, powered by a 1.0 litre Kappa three cylinder petrol engine offers 67.3mpg on the combined cycle, whilst the Hyundai i20, powered by a 1.4 litre CRDi four cylinder engine returns 76.4mpg combined. Both models are exempt from the London Congestions Charge and VED thanks to their low emissions.

The all new Hyundai i40 Tourer (on sale from 8th September 2011) and Veloster coupe will also be on show at EcoVelocity.


Published : 01/09/11 Author : Staff

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