The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell has won the Innovation Award at the 2015 Scottish Car of the Year awards. Robin Hayles, Hyundai UK’s Special Vehicles Manager, collected the award at a ceremony in Edinburgh on Friday 27th November.
The innovative ix35 Fuel Cell was the world’s first commercially available hydrogen-powered car – emitting nothing but water. The ix35 Fuel Cell can now be seen on the road worldwide, in over 17 countries across the globe, including 13 in Europe.
When speaking about Hynudai’s ix35 Fuel Cell, Alisdair Suttie, President, Association of Scottish Motoring Writers, commented that what the panel particularly liked about it was that it “normalises hydrogen power by using a body-style that happens to be the marque’s second best-seller in Scotland.” He further went on to state that Hyundai “deserves credit for bringing a fuel cell car to UK roads to promote what’s increasingly looking like the best way to achieved zero emissions without limiting driving range.”
Robin Hayles, Special Vehicles Manager, Hyundai Motor UK, added that “Hyundai has been developing this technology since 1998” and that “with other OEMs starting to bring duel cell vehicles to the market, you can expect to see many more hydrogen-powered cars on the road in the future.”
This award win comes just a few days after Hyundai completed its first ever ‘Streetcar Named Hyundai’ challenge, which saw the ix35 Fuel Cell drive over 2,000 miles of London streets.
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