Hyundai Motor Group and Audi have entered into a multi-year deal to share fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) technology for future models.
Under the new partnership, the brands will make joint efforts in developing FCEVs and it covers all group brands, including brands like Kia and Volkswagen.
The duration of the agreement has not been disclosed.
As a first step, Hyundai will grant Audi the access to parts that are based on Hyundai’s know-how accumulated from the development of ix35 Fuel Cell as well as NEXO.
Audi - responsible for the development of fuel cell technology within the Volkswagen Group – will also be able to take full advantage of Hyundai’s FCEV parts supply chain.
Hyundai has been offering SUV-Class FCEVs since 2013, and currently sells them in 18 countries around the world.
Peter Mertens, board member for technical development at Audi AG, said: “The fuel cell is the most systematic form of electric driving and thus a potent asset in our technology portfolio for the emission-free premium mobility of the future.
“On our FCEV roadmap, we are joining forces with strong partners such as Hyundai. For the breakthrough of this sustainable technology, cooperation is the smart way to leading innovations with attractive cost structures.”