/Hyundai ix35 FCEV at EcoVelocity Show

Hyundai ix35 FCEV at EcoVelocity Show

ix35 FCEV at Hyundai ix35 FCEV at EcoVelocity Show

Hyundai confirmed debut of the ix35 Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) at the 2011 EcoVelocity Show at London’s Battersea Power Station this month.

This ix35 is Hyundai’s third-generation FCEV and it demonstrates the company’s work on cutting-edge alternative fuels. Unlike normal electric cars that need to be recharged via a plug or range-extender engine, the FCEV uses hydrogen as fuel and generates its own electricity, which is used to power the car. The only emission of this process is H2O, water.

The ix35 FCEV has a driving range of 360miles (580 Km), a maximum speed of 100 mph and zero-to-62mph time of 12.8 seconds. The fuel cell stack can operate at sub-zero temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius.

The only problem with such cars of course, is filling them up with Hydrogen, as petrol stations are not ready to offer it yet. It needs a whole new infrastructure.

Also featuring on the Hyundai stand will be the sub-100g/km CO2 i10 Blue and the recently launched i20 Blue. The i10 Blue is powered by a 1.0-litre Kappa three-cylinder petrol engine returning an impressive 67.3mpg combined. The i20 Blue is powered by a 1.4-litre CRDi four-cylinder engine with76.4mpg on a combined cycle. Due to their low emissions, both vehicles offer exemption from VED and the London Congestion Charge.

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