HYDROGEN POWER HERE
A HYUNDAI ix35 Fuel Cell, a hydrogen-powered, zero-emissions Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) built in South Korea, is the first hydrogen-powered car to be permanently imported into Australia.
Hyundai plans to run a test fleet of ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles as a pioneering step towards the availability of emissions-free hydrogen powered vehicles in Australia.
The installation of a hydrogen refuelling station is now under way in Sydney.
“We strongly support the idea of a ‘Hydrogen Highway’ in Australia like those already in operation overseas,” Hyundai Australia CEO Charlie Kim said.
In Europe and the US, ‘Hydrogen Highways’ have been built by government and private partnerships for use by FCEVs like the ix35 Fuel Cell, and other hydrogen-powered vehicles such as buses.
Some of the refuelling stations generate their own hydrogen by using solar energy and electrolysers, creating an entirely ‘green’ transport network, with no harmful emissions or use of fossil fuels.
The ix35 Fuel Cell develops 100kW and 300Nm and has a range of nearly 600km, is near-silent in operation and emits nothing but water vapour from its exhaust pipe.