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Hyundai Motor takes next STEP with Paris ix35 Fuel Cell taxi fleet

Hello and good morning. Bob Aldons from Car Business with today’s comment about aspects of the motor industry that I hope you’ll find readable. And Hyundai Motor is my current favourite manufacturer with what they’re doing with Hydrogen. I’m not a fan of electric cars nor hybrids. I’m comfortable with my opinion that both of these are substitutes for the next generation of engines or systems that will not only power vehicles well into the future but will be seen as a generational change from petrol based fuels. This  ix35 Fuel Cell taxi fleet is the way forward

Electricity, you see, isn’t generated by solar energy (at least not yet) but by coal. Petrol is a polluting energy that has a shelf life – some say that we’ve reached Peak Oil, but I think it will be the option for 3rd world countries for decades to come.

Hydrogen, on the other hand, is different. Hydrogen Fuel cell vehicles, or at least in this Hyundai trial in Paris, will remove 800 tonnes of CO2 per year in exhaust emissions, from the atmosphere. That’s a highly commendable initiative. So kudos’ to Hyundai and any other company venturing down this path.

Follows a press release directly from Hyundai about this clean green way forward 

  • Hyundai Motor and the Paris-based electric taxi start-up STEP sign a memorandum of understanding about the handover of 60 additional ix35 Fuel Cell SUVs
  • The new ix35 Fuel Cell SUVs are replacing fossil fuel powered taxis to reduce emissions
  • Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is the world’s first mass-produced and commercially available fuel cell electric vehicle and can drive up to 594 kilometres on a full tank

 

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell Taxi

Hyundai signs agreement to supply 60 vehicles for Paris

10th November 2016 – Hyundai Motor will hand over 60 ix35 Fuel Cell SUVs to the Paris-based electric taxi start-up STEP (Société du Taxi Electrique Parisien). Today a memorandum of understanding was signed at the opening of a public hydrogen fuel station operated by Air Liquide at Hyundai Motor’s European headquarters in Offenbach, Germany. The world’s largest fuel cell taxi fleet “hype” (Hydrogen Powered Electric) currently serves the Greater Paris Area with five ix35 Fuel Cell SUVs that Hyundai Motor delivered in December 2015. The fleet is planned to increase up to several hundred vehicles within five years.

“With the memorandum of today, STEP and Hyundai Motor have committed to bring 60 additional ix35 Fuel Cell taxis to the streets of Paris,” says Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. “Not only will the fuel cell taxis provide a clean transportation solution for the city, they are also a practical, comfortable and reliable choice for drivers and passengers.”

Saving more than 800 tonnes of emissions

The 60 new ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles will not add to the 17,000 taxis already in circulation in and around Paris. They are replacing petrol and diesel-powered cars. Compared to a diesel-powered taxi with CO2 emissions of 135 gramme per kilometre and an annual mileage of 100,000 kilometres, the ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles will save more than 800 tonnes of CO2 per year in exhaust emissions. That is the equivalent of one person taking the plane and flying more than 200 times from Frankfurt to New York and back. In contrast to this, the only emissions from the tailpipe of the ix35 Fuel Cell during driving are water vapour. Even when it is produced from natural gas, hydrogen is a far cleaner energy than any fossil fuel: for equal distance travelled, hydrogen cars reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% compared with internal combustion vehicles and do not produce any fine particles.

Up to 594 kilometres on a single tank of hydrogen

ix35 Fuel Cell is the world’s first mass-produced and commercially available fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). Currently, there are more than 300 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell SUVs on European roads in 12 countries. That is more than all the FCEVs of other manufacturers combined. Its powerful asynchronous electric motor generates 100kW, and with a maximum torque of 300Nm, it delivers a fun-to-drive experience. Thanks to its efficiency, the ix35 Fuel Cell’s range is up to 594 kilometres on a full tank.

Hydrogen Mobility Europe 

ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles deployed are partially funded by the Hydrogen Mobility Europe Project. Hydrogen Mobility Europe is funded by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCH JU), a public-private partnership supporting research, technological development and demonstration activities in fuel cell and hydrogen energy technologies in Europe.

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