With the Hyundai ix35 fuel cell, the Korean house proposes the firsthydrogen carmass-produced, albeit contained, alpriceindicative of 58,000 euros: thepriceis destined to decline with the increase in production.
The importance ofhydrogen carin zero-emission mobility
Why are thehydrogen car? It is simple, because the technology used eliminates the problem of autonomy. With a few rare exceptions, theelectric carsare born ascity car, intended for mere urban use precisely because of their limited autonomy.
In thehydrogen car, the engines are powered by chemical batteries that use hydrogen and oxygen as reactants. With a'hydrogen carthe problem is no longer autonomy, but the creation of a network of distributors. The refueling points ahydrogenare very different from charging stations, more difficult to design and much more expensive, to understand why we refer you to the article onHydrogen storage.
With thehydrogen carrecharging times are also eliminated: a full tank lasts a maximum of 4 minutes.
Throughout Europe, petrol stations a hydrogen There are 27 public hydrogen filling stations. Private hydrogen refueling stations are much more numerous, especially in countries such as Germany, Denmark and Scandinavia. In Europe they have been soldonly179 carsFuel Cell, among these 27 areHyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, 15 circulate in Copenhagen and 12 in London. At 179 hydrogen carfor private use, another 75 are added, these are Korean SUVs destined for European bodies and administrations including the first lot for the municipality of Bolzano.
In Italy, the only ones hydrogen filling stations they are located in Bolzano and Trento.
Hyundai x35 hydrogen Priceand debut in Europe
In the US the KoreanHyundaiproposes more models ofhydrogen car. Thereix35 Fuel Cellalongside the Hyundai Tuscon, which went on sale in spring 2014. TheHyundai ix35 Fuel Cellis marketed in the USA atpriceof 80,000 dollars, approximately 58,000 euros. For the sale in Europe it will be necessary to wait a few years, when thepriceit should go down to comparable to a good diesel.
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell -data sheet
- Electric motor with 100 kW, 136 HP
- Max torque: 300 Nm immediately available
- CO2 emissions equal to 0 grams per km
- Emissions class: A
- 6-speed automatic transmission
- Front-wheel drive
- Maximum speed: 160 km / h
- Average consumption: 105.2 km traveled with 1 kg of H2 (hydrogen)
- Dimensions: length equal to 442 cm, width equal to 182 cm, height equal to 167 cm.
- Weight: 1.830 kg.
With a full, theHyundai ix35 hydrogen poweredit covers about 600 km. Due to the tank (the cylinders ofhydrogen) and batteries, the car weighs 300 kg more than its sister Crdi 2wd. As for agility, those who have already been lucky enough to perform atest drivestated that version ahydrogenit is even more direct and responsive than the diesel.
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