The 2013 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell. Hyundai’s Hydrogen Transport.
Updated October 8, 2012
Automaker Hyundai is making a name for itself, and this time around with a new piece of technology for the not so distant future. It seems that Hyundai wants in on the alternative transportation market, and they want it bad.
In the world of today’s Alternative transportation, we find that there are limited options to what one person can obtain if they wanted to swing in the direction of a non-gasoline type of vehicle. Pretty much you have two choices, one being a Hybrid which combines gas, and electric power, or there is the option of an EV (Electric Vehicle). Both options have their pros, and cons, especially the EV’s. Hybrids are favored due to the fact that there’s still a gas engine that is there as a back up in case the charge on the car’s battery is completely diminished. And as far as EV’s go, everyone who doesn’t own one, are totally worried about the being stranded with no means of getting home, when a battery does die. So with all of that said, what if there was a third option? Something that will ensure safety, as well as confidence when driving, and this is where Hyundai is stepping in.
The 2013 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is one of Hyundai’s greatest achievements thus far, and promises to be something that will be a big hit in the future. The base of the this vehicle is the Hyundai Tuscon, and will pretty much remain on that chassis. The way that the 2013 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is going to work is pretty simple, and very well guarantees long stable driving. The ix35 is built like the average EV, where it has the battery pack, electric motors, power regulators, and all that jazz, but the difference is how it gets it’s power. Rather than being charged for hours on end, the 2013 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell finds it’s power through Hydrogen. Inside of the ix35 lies a fuel cell stack that converts Hydrogen into electricity, which then powers, or charges the Lithium-polymer batteries, which of course powers the motors, and drives the car. Simply brilliant. With Hydrogen costing about $2.00 to $3.00 a gallon, anyone who drives this car will be sailing past any EV it comes to pass on the road.
The 2013 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell is currently being produced as you read this article, and will be available to the general public sooner than you think. What Hyundai is aiming for is a generalized market where they can pitch this car to businesses that needs a fleet of small cross-over vehicles that can travel in excess of over 360 miles on one full charge. Can you imagine the amount a company, let alone a private owner can save in fueling fees alone? It’s simply bananas, this is what the world has been waiting for, for a long time now. Why bother with a $90,000 dollar Tesla EV, that can take you less than half of the distance of the ix35? Screw that noise, the 2013 Hyundai ix35 may be small but, the amount of green you save, will definitely do the world some good in the long run.
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