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The Revolutionary Hyundai Fuel Cell Concept

Hyundai is all about innovation. That’s why the brand’s always coming up with new ideas. The Hyundai Fuel Cell Concept debuted at the Geneva Motor Show and it’s a glimpse of the future.

Hyundai Fuel Cell
Keep reading to find out what’s in store for the Hyundai Fuel Cell

The FE Fuel Cell Concept is a next-generation car that is hydrogen-powered and ready to impress. This concept comes from many other revolutionary eco-concepts up Hyundai’s sleeve. The “FE” part of the Fuel Cell Concept’s title stands for “Future Eco” and represents the environmentally-friendly future of Hyundai vehicles.

The FE Fuel Cell Concept starts with an innovative, flowing design on the outside. This isn’t only stylish, but it helps increase aerodynamics. On the inside, there are innovative features like the internal air humidifier, which recycles water that’s produced to create a cleaner car interior.

This all-new Fuel Cell concept is more revolutionary by boasting technology that makes it 20% lighter and 10% greater efficiency than the previous Fuel Cell Concepts.

There is plenty of innovation everywhere in this car, even where you wouldn’t expect it! The FE Concept has portable battery packs that are charged by the car’s own energy – to charge your devices! Talk about convenience.

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Upcoming New Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel Cell to be Paired With New Car

Hyundai changed the game when they released the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle, and now, they are working on their second fuel-cell-powered model. We don’t know much about it yet, but we do know that it will debut at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

 

According to Hyundai Eco-vehicle Development Director Ahn Byung-ki, the new fuel cells will be smaller and made of less platinum, and they will be paired up with an electric motor – which will also be smaller.

 

As for the model that it will go into, it appears that Hyundai is coming up with something totally new. Rumor has it that the new Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell model will be some sort of crossover SUV.

 

Hyundai’s mission is to create a vehicle that can drive for 400 miles without needing to stop for gas. We hope this is the car they are talking about!

 

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Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel Cell

Pure Electric Genesis On Its Way

Hyundai knows innovation and they’re taking it on in full. The next Hyundai Genesis you see might have a slight difference from its predecessors. Hyundai is introducing the Electric Genesis.

Manfred Fitzgerald, Hyundai’s chief executive, announced the news, “We will definitely go as Genesis brand down the road of alternative propulsions and it is very, very obvious that EV is definitely on the map.”

Hyundai chose its luxury model, Genesis, for the electric upgrade because of the rising popularity of electric luxury vehicles.

There’s not yet an exact timeline on when this all-electric Genesis will be released, but it should be out by 2020. It’ll have a 250-mile pure electric range.

And it’s not the only update that Genesis is getting. The 2017 Genesis G80 will have a diesel version in addition to its gas model.

When the Genesis EV premieres, it’ll be joining a handful of other Hyundai electric models. The Hyundai Ioniq currently has a standard hybrid model as well as a plug-in. And it, too, has future EV models on the way.

So it might be a little bit of a wait, but it’ll be worth it once the electric Genesis is revealed!

Electric Genesis
*2016 Hyundai Genesis

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Sets Record For Longest Continuous Journey By A Fuel Cell Vehicle

If you have any doubts about the capability of hydrogen fuel cell technology, you shouldn’t worry about any fuel cell vehicle bearing a Hyundai nameplate. The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell recently set a world record for the longest continuous journey by a fuel cell vehicle.

 

The extraordinary feat took place on the M25 motorway (we call them interstates here in the US), an outer belt that runs around London. A team of drivers from the London Hydrogen Network Expansion group took turns driving the Hyundai ix35, making a total of 50 laps around the loop.

 

Hyundai had previously estimated the range of the ix35 Fuel Cell to be 369 miles. For the experiment, the real range turned out to be about 400 miles–almost 12% better!

 

All in all the team drove 6,096 miles over six days. Filling up didn’t add much to the overall time either. The ix35 only takes three minutes to replenish its supply. And remember, that’s 6,096 miles and zero emissions. This was a truly historic trip!

longest continuous journey by a fuel cell vehicle

Hyundai to Release New Prius Fighter EV in 2016

As the electric vehicle (EV) market gets more and more competitive, it seems as if every automaker is contributing its own EVs, which use only electricity as fuel. This is good news for customers, who save money and have a chance to lower their carbon footprint.

The latest auto company in the game is rumored to be Hyundai, who is said to be working on an all-electric vehicle commonly called the “Prius Fighter,” to be released sometime before the end of 2016.

Right now, Hyundai’s line-up includes the a plug-in hybrid version of the Hyundai Sonata, which has an electric-only range of 24 miles, so jumping to an all-electric vehicle seems like the right choice for Hyundai.

If the Prius Fighter is really scheduled to be released before 2016 is up, hopefully more information about the innovative vehicle will be revealed soon.

Are you looking forward to the Prius Fighter EV? Let us know your thoughts in the comments, and if you’re interested in a current model, come visit us at Southtowne Hyundai.