Hyundai has announced that the Municipality of Copenhagen is taking delivery of 15 Hyundai ix35 FCEV as Hyundai roll out the FCEV.
We recently reported that Hyundai are planning to have the hydrogen fuel cell powered ix35 – the ix35 FCEV – commercially available by the end of 2012, and that’s on track with the news that Copenhagen is taking fifteen ix35 FCEVs for its fleet.
The decision by Copenhagen to take a small fleet of ix35 FCEVs is part of their quest to have a CO2-free city by 2015 (we assume that means all plant life will end), but the important thing is that running hydrogen cell cars round city roads will get rid of NOx and particulates – which is what really matters.
Denmark already has an existing hydrogen refuelling structure in place and plan to roll it out far more widely as more fuel cell vehicles become available, so Copenhagen is a good fit for Hyundai’s ix35 FCEV and Hyundai are suitably pleased that they’ve opted for their car.
Hyundai’s main man in Denmark, Niels Rønnebech, said:
We are very proud that The Municipality of Copenhagen has chosen us as the supplier of hydrogen vehicles. We consider it as evidence that the municipality is aware of Hyundai’s leadership in eco-friendly vehicles.
The municipality deserves high praise for leading the way in helping to develop new technology.