Hyundai‘s ix35 Hydrogen Fuel Cell car is the star of the world’s first fuel cell powered zero-emission car sharing service BeeZero, to be launched in Munich, Germany this summer.
The fleet of 50 ix35 Fuel Cell cars will be available in Munich’s city centre and also in the areas of Schwabing, Haidhausen, Au and Glockenbachviertel. As with conventional car sharing services, the cars can be easily booked online or via a smartphone app.
Thomas A. Schmid, Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe commented:
“The new BeeZero car sharing offer is pioneering sustainable mobility, featuring the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, BeeZero will not only be the first car sharing service using hydrogen-powered zero-emission cars, but will also offer comfortable and reliable transportation for the public’s everyday needs.”
“With our ix35 Fuel Cell electric vehicle and several hybrid and plug-in hybrid models sold around the world, Hyundai Motor has already pioneered electric powertrains,”
“Now, with the launch of the IONIQ, we take the lead as the only car brand with hybrid, plug-in hybrid and electric as well as fuel cell vehicles in production, making low- to zero-emission cars accessible to everyone.”
600 kilometres on a single tank
The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell can travel about 600km/373miles on a single tank, making it ideal for longer journeys too, to the Bavarian lakes or the mountains for example, and not just for short trips in the city.
Hydrogen fuel for BeeZero is sourced from sustainable production processes, making it completely carbon neutral.
Currently there are more than 250 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell SUVs on European roads in 13 countries. That is more than all FCEVs from every other manufacturer combined. And with the IONIQ, to be launched this year, Hyundai introduces the world’s first car to offer hybrid, plug-in hybrid and all-electric powertrains in a single body type.