Hyundai First with Hydrogen

The 2014 Hyundai iX35 Hydrogen SUV turned heads when it was debuted at the 2012 Paris Auto Show. This hydrogen-powered vehicle could prove a popular choice among Australians looking to buy or lease a car once it goes into production next year.

This video offers a glimpse of Hyundai’s new model at the motor show, which promises zero emissions with its innovative engine that runs on hydrogen converted to electricity. This alternative fuel source isn’t expected to come at a cost to performance, with a top speed of 162 km/h, acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in 12.5 seconds and a maximum range of 588 kilometres (365 miles) before it needs to be charged. The charging process itself is rapid in comparison to standard electric cars, which can save time at stations.

Hyundai hopes to have 1000 of these limited vehicles produced by 2015, which have now moved from concept to production. Following this initial run, full production of 10,000 units is planned, bringing the manufacturer’s ix35 Fuell Cell into mainstream use. This cell works on a stop-start basis, meaning the battery is only relied on for brief periods.

Another major advantage of hydrogen powered cars is that they do not produce any emissions apart from water vapour and minimal heat, which could help to reduce the carbon emissions of the automotive industry if this technology becomes more widespread. Contact Fleet Network on 08 6555 3854 for details of novated lease vehicles in Broome from all makes and models.