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Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Car

Maximum safety and Zero emissions.

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The Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU) is a unique public private partnership between the European Commission, European industry and research organisations to accelerate the development and deployment of fuel cell and hydrogen technologies in Europe. It will showcase at the Innovation Convention the ix35 which embodies Hyundai’s 3rd generation hydrogen fuel-cell technology.

The aim of the FCH JU is to accelerate the market introduction of fuel cells and hydrogen technologies, realising their potential as an instrument in achieving a carbon-lean energy system.

The ix35 FCEV which will be displayed boasts similar levels of convenience and performance to conventional internal combustion cars. Acceleration to 100 km/h takes 12,5 seconds, while top speed is limited to 160 km/h. More importantly, though, the vehicle’s H2 capacity gives it a driving range of around 560 km on a single fuelling, providing the freedom and peace of mind to venture even on a longer journey.

The two high-pressure H2 storage tanks (total capacity = 5.64 kg @ 700 bar) have been put through the most rigorous and demanding tests imaginable – including dropping them, setting them on fire and even shooting at them – to ensure their structural integrity.

The ix35 FCEV combines the safety of an elegant and proven mass-production car with the benefits of H2 fuel-cell technology.

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