2012 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell review and pictures

Posted on Saturday, 29 September 2012 , 16:09:36 byAngela

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Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell

Apparently Korean carmaker Hyundai will begin the production process of their hydrogen ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle. They plan to build 1.000 units until 2015, but only want to develop 10.000 units overall. The car can be filled with hydrogen in only a few minutes. It is also capable of accelerating from 0 to 62 mph in 12.5 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 160 km/h. The new ix35 has a 588 range. In terms of sales, the ix35 is the second-best-selling car in Europe. Good news for the new model! Hydrogen fuelling stations exist in several European countries and new ones are also planned to by built. The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle is a great partner for both public and private fleets that want to eliminate carbon emissions.

The carmaker invested a lot of money in the last 14 years in research that lead to the development of the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell. The specialists have tested the car for more than 2 million miles in real-world conditions in the US, Europe and of course, Korea. Actually, the ix35 Fuel Cell is the only most advanced eco-friendly vehicle produced by Hyundai and it is also a working vehicle ready to stand the rigors of every day use. In terms of design, the new car has received a new grille and other ones too, just to distinguish it from its predecessor. The fuel economy and the range have been improved by 10% over the previous generation model. The new car features start / stop technology, which shuts down the fuel cell stack and relies only on battery power only when the vehicle looses energy in city driving.

The carmaker wanted to develop commercially viable, zero-emissions vehicles. Now, with the ix35 Fuel Cell, this goal has been achieved.