2014 Hyundai IX35 Fuel Cell breaks the record for longest journey on a single tank of hydrogen

Article by Christian Andrei, on July 11, 2014

Back in June, Hyundai delivered the first Tucson Fuel Cell in the United States and after just one month, the Korean manufacturer announced that its new CUV was driven for a record distance for a hydrogen-powered production vehicle on a single tank. Hyundai used an ix35 Fuel Cell to travel from Oslo to Malmo, a distance of 700 km or 435 miles.

According to the official press release, the economy drive was conducted by independent Norwegian non-profit eco-pioneers Marius Bornstein and Arnt G. Hartvig. The 700 km journey took 10 hours to complete and the CUV was driven at an average speed of 76 km/h (47 mph) in city and on highway.

For those who don’t know, Hyundai said that the ix35/Tucson Fuel Cell has a range of 594 km (369 mph) but it seems that the CUV is more fuel-efficient. The carmaker said that when the trip was ended the trip computer was still indicating nearly 10 km (6 miles) of range.

Marius Bornstein, said: “We had planned to finish in Copenhagen, but realised there was enough hydrogen left in the tank for a longer drive. When we arrived at the filling station in Malmö we still had a few kilometres of range remaining. To achieve this distance on just one tank of hydrogen shows the potential of this technology and the ability of the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell. I believe this is a world record.”

Frank Meijer, Head of Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle at Hyundai Motor Europe, commented: “The distance travelled by the ix35 Fuel Cell demonstrates the viability and real-world benefits of hydrogen fuel cell technology – it’s an electric vehicle with long-distance range. Hyundai Motor is the first automaker to mass-produce fuel cell vehicles, and we continue to promote the growth of Europe’s hydrogen refuelling network.” [source: Hyundai]

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

Hyundai is making the green vehicle race more competitive by offering three powertrain types -- pure electric (EV), hybrid (EV plus combustion engine) and plug-in hybrid (PHEV) – in one...
by - December 9, 2016
Although specs for the new Renault Megane had already surfaced several weeks ago, we didn’t know that the company has cooked up something new. Aside from the 200hp gasoline, Renault‘s...
by - December 9, 2016
For the first time in fifty-eight years, Infiniti registers its first US-Spec Q60 Coupe in Cuba. American products have not been allowed entry into Cuba for six decades. But it...
by - December 9, 2016
Chevrolet has already given out the pricing for some of its 2018 Equinox models. Not only will the new Equinox be available in both the US and Canada, it is...
by - December 9, 2016
Nearly all details have been set with regards to the upcoming market introduction of the new Jaguar I-Pace. Its production version was recently previewed at the 2016 Los Angeles Auto...
by - December 8, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries