Buyers of the ix35 Fuel Cell, which has been priced at £53,105, benefit from a £15,000 saving thanks to the Hyfive project. The project, a consortium of companies which includes vehicle manufacturers Honda, BMW, Daimler and Toyota as well as Hyundai, aims to bring 110 Hydrogen-powered vehicles to European roads.
As part of the HyFive project, a network of hydrogen filling stations is being established with the aim of providing convenience for early adopters of fuel cell vehicles.
Hyundai’s ix35 Fuel Cell is powered by a 134bhp electric motor and has a top speed of 100mph. The SUV has a range of up to 369 miles and is equipped with two hydrogen storage tanks.
The ix35 Fuel Cell was first introduced on a trial basis in 2013, with nine examples currently in the UK. The model will now be offered for general sale, although it’s likely to remain a niche choice in what remains an emerging market.