Geelong Advertiser - Motoring - - USED CARS -

HYUNDAI’S ix35 Fuel Cell set the land speed record for a pro­duc­tion hy­dro­gen-pow­ered SUV at the Soggy Dry Lake Bed of Cal­i­for­nia desert, with top 152km/h. The is first mass-pro­duced fuel cell ve­hi­cle, nearly 100 th­ese ze­roe­mis­sions SUVs now roam­ing the streets and high­ways of southern Cal­i­for­nia, first of which was de­liv­ered to its owner in June 2014.

Be­sides set­ting pro­duc­tion fuel cell SUV land speed record, this same ve­hi­cle

able eas­ily tra­verse the off-road ter­rain of the lake bed’s sur­round­ing desert en­vi­rons, ben­e­fit­ing from sub­stan­tial ground clear­ance a SUV. Even more, with fold-down seats and rear hatch ac­cess, it is able to bet­ter meet var­i­ous cargo-car­ry­ing needs of ac­tive in­di­vid­u­als fam­i­lies at the same time.

The ix35 Fuel Cell has driv­ing range nearly 600km on sin­gle tank, al­low­ing it con­ve­niently trans­porta­tion many in southern Cal­i­for­nia re­gion. When cou­pled with a re­fu­elling in­ter­val of only a few short min­utes, the and re­fu­elling con­ve­nience of this fuel cell ri­vals

gaso­line ve­hi­cles emit­ting com­bus­tion­based emis­sions.

Southern Cal­i­for­nia cur­rently has great­est con­cen­tra­tion hy­dro­gen re­fu­elling sta­tions in the US, and its in­fra­struc­ture is rapidly grow­ing, with nearly 50 sta­tions forecast to be in op­er­a­tion 2016.

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