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Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell sets hydrogen-powered SUV land speed record

An Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell has set a new hydrogen-powered SUV land speed record at the Soggy Dry Lake Bed in the Californian desert, hitting 152km/h.

THE HYUNDAI IX35 has set a new land speed record for a hydrogen-powered SUV at the Soggy Dry Lake Bed of the California desert, with a top speed of 152km/h. The ix35 Fuel Cell is the world’s first mass produced fuel cell vehicle and there are almost 100 of them on the road in California. The first one was delivered in 2014.

Hyundai didn’t say much about the record run, but in a short statement said: “Besides setting the production fuel cell SUV land speed record, this same fuel cell vehicle was able to easily traverse the off-road terrain of the lake bed’s surrounding desert environs, benefitting from the substantial ground clearance of a SUV. Even more, with fold-down seats and rear hatch access, it is able to better meet the various cargo-carrying needs of active individuals and families at the same time”.

Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell sets land speed record

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8 years ago

Fuel cell make more sense than just electric power, especially in Suv’s ,no charging outlets in the bush or desert. Water can be found everywhere even in the desert.

Isaac Bober

Isaac Bober