Hyundai is all set to roll out Fuel Cell CUV.
Hyundai has been planning for a long time for a Hydrogen-fueled car. The plans are no more a secret as Hyundai has constantly talked about it. The company is all set to debut its hydrogen fuel cell in the year 2018.
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The technology will be showcased in the Winter Olympics of Korea by Hyundai. The company introduced the fuel cell technology for the first time in the year 2013 in crossover Tucson. According to Hyundai Motor Group Director of eco-vehicle development Ahn Byung-ki, they have produced less than 1000 fuel celled vehicles until now. However they are planning to broaden the production in the near future.
This new fuel cell will be smaller in size and will require less platinum in the catalyst too. Ahn also said that its battery will be bigger thus will provide more power storage. This project will have a small electric motor which will be lighter in weight but highly efficient.
Ahn told Automotive News that they are looking for a pig debut at Korean Olympics. This is the reason that we might see some really detailed PR for the launch on event. The industry is buking every other company to look for more precise ways of getting energy for the motor vehicles. The step taken by Hyundai will surely make other companies to follow their footsteps too.
When the CEO was asked about partnering with other companies like many other companies are doing. He replied by saying that individual work was better. He also added that working with some other partner might not yield the desired results. There can be loads of difference between their opinions which can hamper a project like this. Hyundai will offer traditional hybrids, 8 plug in hybrids, 8 electric cars and 2 fuel cell cars by year 2018.