Hyundai has announced the introduction of its ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle, which will be available for public and private lease by the end of this year.
has announced the introduction of its ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle, which will be available for public and private lease by the end of this year. In December 2012, Hyundai will begin production of the ix35 Fuel Cell at its Ulsan manufacturing facility in Korea, with a target of building up to 1,000 vehicles by 2015. Beyond 2015, Hyundai plans limited mass production of the ix35 Fuel Cell, with a goal of 10,000 units.
“The ix35 Fuel Cell is the pinnacle of Hyundai’s advanced engineering and our most powerful commitment to be the industry leader in eco-friendly mobility,” said Vice Chairman Woong Chul Yang, head of Hyundai R&D. “Zero-emissions cars are no longer a dream. Our ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle is here today, and ready for commercial use.”
The ix35 is our version of the Hyundai Tucson. Hyundai’s ix35 Fuel Cell boasts drivability and performance similar to that of the petrol ix35. The ix35 Fuel Cell can be filled with hydrogen in only a few minutes. It accelerates from 0-62 mph in 12.5 seconds, has a top speed of 100 mph and can travel 365 miles without refuelling.
Hyundai hasn’t announced if or when the Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle will be available in the U.S.