Automaker Hyundai has revealed the world’s first zero-emission, assembly-line production hydrogen-powered car.
Hyundai has siad that the first Hyundai ix35 fuel cell car (pictured above) has been manufactured at the company’s plant in South Korea. Hyundai Vice Chairman Eok Jo Kim siad at the unveiling, “The ix35 is the most eco-friendly vehicle in the auto industry and proves that hydrogen fuel cell technology in daily driving is no longer a dream”.
Hyundai’s first fuel cell cars are not bound for the South Korean market. Instead, 17 cars are heading for customers in Denmark and Sweden. The city of Copenhagen will take possession of 15 fuel cell cars for its fleet, and the other 2 cars are for Skåne, Sweden. The company is hoping to make 1,000 ix35 fuel cell cars by 2015, primarily for lease to both private and public fleets.
It’ll be interesting to see how the hydrogen fuel cell car market develops in coming years. Obviously, these cars are going to compete in the market with all-electric cars. Is there room for both kinds of zero-emission vehicles?