Hyundai continues its program of developing fuel cell cars. These are also featured in the company's zero-emissions H350 Fuell Cell Concept, presented at the 2016 IAA Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover.
With the H350 Fuell Cell Concept Hyundai shows that hydrogen fuel cells and electric motors, powered by fuel cell-generated electricity, are a perfectly valid equivalent to provide enough power for smaller, light commercial vehicles (LCV) of up to 3.5 tonnes.
All the powertrain components are built under the passenger cabin floor, so the driver and the passengers are able to enjoy the exact same comfort as it is provided in cars with internal combustion engines. Located under the floor of the vehicle between the two axles, there are two 700-bar high-pressure hydrogen tanks that store 7.05 kg of compressed hydrogen, which is then broken down into protons and electrons in the fuel cell stack. The 175-litre hydrogen tank can be filled in under four minutes, giving the minibus concept a range of 422 kilometers. The H350 Fuel Cell Concept is powered by a 100 kW electric motor, enabling the car to reach speeds of up to 150 kph.
Developers at Hyundai took advantage of the experience they gained with Hyundai ix35 Fuell Cell, an SUV that was introduced in 2013 and later became the signature model of the Bee-Zero fleet, a car-sharing project still operating in München.