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Hyundai ix35 FCEV: start of production

After testing with the Hyundai sedan FCX ​​Clarity hydrogen has, now the South Korean automaker Hyundai announced the start of production of its model Tucson ix35 has the Ulsan plant in South Korea.

Hyundai, this is a new assembly line dedicated to the production of vehicles powered by an electric motor which is powered by hydrogen. This is a first in the automotive world. Last week, the first model assembled in this plant was presented to the Motor Show in Geneva.

3rd generation

The Hyundai Tucson ix FCEV 3rd generation is powered by an electric motor of 136 horsepower (100 kW), combines has a lithium-ion conceived by LG which draws its energy through a combustion stack, which generates the the electricity with the help of hydrogen. For security purposes, the hydrogen compressed to 700 bar is stored in two tanks has doubled thickness.

Very limited production

Production Tucson ix FCEV will be a very small scale. Thus, the first 17 prototypes will pound the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, as well as that of Skane, Sweden. Thereafter, Hyundai will collect data experiences on the ground and make the necessary corrections.

If all goes as planned, Hyundai has assembled 1,000 hydrogen vehicles by 2015.

Approval numbers:

accelerations from 0 to 100 km / h in 12.5 seconds;

maximum speed of 160 km / h;

autonomy of 594 km;

Emissions only H2O.

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