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Hyundai reveals FE Fuel Cell Concept with 500-mile range

Hyundai reveals FE Fuel Cell Concept with 500-mile range

The FE Fuel Cell Concept continues Hyundai Motor's commitment to fuel cell vehicle development and is part of the company's eco-vehicle program that will see 14 or more new environmentally-focused models introduced by 2020.

Hyundai has unveiled the FE Fuel Cell Concept on its Geneva Motor Show stand and confirmed that it'll launch a hydrogen fuel-cell SUV in 2018.

The Korean automaker says it will be able to tap into years of experience developing fuel cells, with the FE representing its fourth generation of hydrogen fuel cell technology.

"From a auto manufacturer point of view we see hydrogen fuel cell as the ultimate goal - the range, the practicality, the refuelling time - we're all used to going to a petrol station, filling up in three minutes then driving away and doing 600km".

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The name FE is an acronym for 'Future Eco, ' and compared with the current ix35 Fuel Cell, it has a fuel cell system that is 20 per cent lighter and is 10 per cent more efficient.

Hyundai may have been working on fuel cell vehicles for many years, and did beat Toyota and Honda in launching the first-ever mass-produced fuel cell vehicles.

Woong Chul Yang, Vice Chairman of Hyundai Motor Company, said: "Hyundai Motor has a heritage of building innovative, fuel-efficient vehicles that advance the automotive industry's environmental progress". As a result, Hyundai says the new FE Fuel Cell concept has a range of almost 800 km on hydrogen before refuelling.

The FE Fuel Cell Concept's flowing form is inspired by nature and water - the car's only emission - with the clean and calm design emphasizing its non-polluting nature.

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The FE name is "Future Eco" and the vehicle contains the fourth-generation of Hyundai's fuel cell technology. It has a fuel cell stack with 30 percent greater energy density.

Innovation is present inside, too, where water recovered from the hydrogen power source is fed into the cabin by an air humidifier to make it a more comfortable place to spend time.

Hydrogen fuel cells are energy systems that have very recently begun to gain traction in the transportation space. In another useful twist, the Hyundai has portable battery packs that are charged by the FE Concept's energy output and can taken with you to power your personal devices.

Hyundai says that elements from the FE concept will influence an SUV Fuel Cell model set for launch in 2018 and will feature advanced "Hyundai Smart Sense" driver assistance technologies, alongside an extensive hydrogen-powered range.

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