Hyundai has officially announced the starting price of the ix35 Fuel Cell in the United Kingdom.
Known to U.S. customers as the Tucson Fuel Cell, the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is currently up for grabs in the United Kingdom too. The model in question is a zero-emission vehicle with a retail price of 53,105 GBP, on the road, with part-funding from the HyFive project. The un-funded road price of the vehicle stands at 67,985 GBP so the HyFive project basically saves customers approximately 15,000 GBP.
The HyFive is an European project which is aiming to deploy 110 fuel cell electric vehicles from the five global automotive companies, including Hyundai. The ix35 Fuel Cell is available for order immediately from Hyundai Motor UK, which has been described by the automaker as the first mass produced fuel cell electric vehicle on the planet. This is also available in 15 countries across the globe, out of which 11 are located on the Old Continent.
The new Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell has an electric motor under its hood, which is capable of producing a total output of 134 HP (100 kW). Energy is being provided by the 24 kWh lithium-ion polymer battery, which has been jointly developed with LG Chemica. Electricity is produced from hydrogen which is stored in two 5.64 kg tanks. The total driving range of the crossover stands at up to 594 km (369 miles) on a single charge. Top speed is 161 km/h (100 mph).