Au­di and Hyun­dai in­tend coope­ra­ti­on

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Au­di AG and Hyun­dai Mo­tor Group plan to cross-li­cen­se pa­tents and grant access to non-com­pe­ti­ti­ve com­po­nents to bring the fu­el cell to vo­lu­me pro­ducti­on ma­tu­ri­ty mo­re quick­ly. Au­di and Hyun­dai are al­so ex­plo­ring mo­re far-re­a­ching col­la­bo­ra­ti­on on the de­ve­lop­ment of this sus­tai­na­ble techno­lo­gy.

“The fu­el cell is the most sy­s­te­ma­tic form of e­lec­tric dri­ving and thus a po­tent as­set in our techno­lo­gy port­fo­lio,” says Pe­ter Mer­tens, bo­ard mem­ber for techni­cal de­ve­lop­ment at Au­di. “For the bre­akthrough of this sus­tai­na­ble techno­lo­gy, coope­ra­ti­on is the smart way to le­a­ding in­no­va­ti­ons with at­tracti­ve cost struc­tu­res.”

Vi­ce-chair­man at Hyun­dai Mo­tor Com­pa­ny, Euisun C­hung, says they are con­fi­dent that their part­ners­hip with Au­di will success­ful­ly de­mon­stra­te the vi­si­on and be­ne­fits of FCEVs to the glo­bal so­cie­ty. “This agreement is a­not­her ex­am­ple of Hyun­dai’s s­trong com­mit­ment to cre­a­ting a mo­re sus­tai­na­ble fu­tu­re whil­st en­han­cing con­su­mers’ li­ves with hyd­ro­gen-po­we­red vehi­cles, the fas­test way to a tru­ly ze­ro-e­mis­si­on wor­ld.”

Wi­thin the Volks­wa­gen Group, Au­di has ta­ken on the de­ve­lop­ment of fu­el cell techno­lo­gy and is cur­rent­ly wor­king on its sixth ge­ne­ra­ti­on. Au­di in­tends to in­tro­du­ce the first fu­el cell mo­del as a s­mall se­ries pro­ducti­on of a spor­ty SUV. The mo­del will com­bi­ne the com­fort of the full-si­ze seg­ment with long-ran­ge ca­pa­bi­li­ty. The cross-li­cen­se agreement with Hyun­dai is fo­cu­sed on the next de­ve­lop­ment sta­ge in­ten­ded for a bro­a­der mar­ket of­fer.

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