The South Korean automaker is deeply entrenched in the development of alternative mobility solutions, as proven by its display at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show.
They came up with the latest driving assistance technologies, but also the European version of the Ioniq Plug-In Hybrid, or the Las Vegas CES premiered Ioniq autonomous. But the most interesting of them all – though also the one that we aren’t going to see put into series production is the FE Fuel Cell concept, which actually offers a glimpse into Hyundai’s next-generation fuel cell technology that should arrive next year. Compared to the Tucson ix35 Fuel Cell, the new fuel cell system is 20 percent lighter, 10 percent more efficient and has a 30 percent higher power density for the fuel stack. Range anxiety should be a thing of the past in this installment, because Hyundai claims a range of more than 497 miles (800 kilometers) on hydrogen.
There are also portable battery packs, which can power up devices inside the minimalist cabin – tablets and smartphones. In the trunk the FE Fuel Cell Concept houses an electric scooter recharged in its own port – and the cabin even features an air humidifier responsible for recycling the water emitted by the hydrogen energy circulation. The concept car is not a mere demonstrator because the technology will trickle down into the second degeneration fuel cell system and there’s also a production model coming out next year.