Hyundai has recently announced that the ix35 Fuel Cell will hit the production line and the first units will become available for future customers at the end of the year.
After being officially presented to the public for the first time in a premiere at the 2012 Paris Motor Show, the ix35 Fuel Cell is being placed into the spotlights once more, this time with the South Korean based automaker Hyundai announcing its production. According to the car manufacturer, the very first units of the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, which will roll off the assembly line, will be available to the company’s future customers by the end of 2012.
The Hyundai ix35 is coming with a fuel stack which can convert hydrogen into electricity and this will eventually charge the 24 kW lithium-polymer battery, which is powering the engine. In order to provide the necessary oxygen, the fuel cell is using ambient air and this allows the model to be up to 50 percent more efficient while also lowering the cabin noise. The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell can travel up to 587 km (365 miles) before being refueled in just a few minutes. The model can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 12.5 seconds and it can reach a top speed of 160 km (100 mph).