Hyundai Motor UK has revealed its new zero-emission, hydrogen-powered Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell crossover SUV will be priced from £67,985.
However, customers are able to save up to £15,000 by buying the model with part-funding from the HyFive project, resulting in a cost of £53,105.
HyFive is a European project that aims to deploy 110 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) from the five global automotive companies that make up the HyFive consortium, which includes Hyundai. The project will also see another three hydrogen re-fuelling stations set up in the London area, which will provide a total of five publically accessible re-fuelling stations in London by the end of 2015.
The ix35 Fuel Cell is equipped with a 100kW electric motor, allowing it to reach a maximum speed of 100mph. Two hydrogen storage tanks, with a total capacity of 5.64kg, enable the vehicle to travel a total of up to 369 miles (594km) on a single fill, and the manufacturer claims it is able to start in temperatures as low as minus 25degrees Celsius. The energy is stored in a 24kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, jointly developed with LG Chemical.
The latest Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is the fourth-generation fuel cell-powered electric vehicle from Hyundai. Driving range has been extended by more than 50%, while still producing zero tailpipe emissions, and fuel efficiency gains of more than 15%.
The ix35 Fuel Cell is available for immediate order directly from Hyundai Motor UK.