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.
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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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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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!
New heavy weight contenders are entering the ring in the form of Honda and Toyota and Hyundai is taking it to them. With a goal to offer the best vehicle at the best price, Hyundai has dramatically slashed the price of its Tucson FCEV. The first fuel cell vehicle on the block, the maker is looking to outpace competition by a long shot.
With a dramatic 43% price reduction, the Tucson FCEV rings in the pocket books on many more buyers. Originally priced at $144,000, the reduction brings it closer to $77,000. That’s not all, folks. The South Korean government is playing its part as well by offering subsidies to fuel cell vehicle buyers. Combined with the price cut and subsidies, the Tucson FCEV can be yours for only $54,000.
While you’ll still need to fill up with hydrogen, Hyundai is covering that base as well. Customers get free fuel as long as they own the car. At 265 miles per tank, it isn’t a bad deal in the slightest. Although there aren’t any price cut announcements for Europe or North America (sold as the IX 35 FCV), Hyundai executives are ready to make that announcement at the Geneva Motor Show in March.