With an average speed of nearly 100 kph, Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell electric vehicle has set a new record for the longest distance traveled by a FCV in a day.
Driven by Norwegians Arnt-Gøran Hartvig (Sports Scientist) and Marius Bornstein (a physics scholar who is researching fuel cells), the car shuttled between the 300+ km stretch between Vatenfall’s hydrogen station in HafenCity, Hamburg, and a Shell hydrogen station in Sachsendamm, Berlin. The duo drove non-stop under both low speed urban and high speed motorway conditions.
The GoPro video titled “The Viking And The Scientist” logs their adventure and also highlights the capability and relevance of modern day FCVs. This is not the first time that Hartvig and Bornstein (the younger dude) set out on a record run on board an ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle. They have driven for 700 km on a full tank of hydrogen last year and have also traveled from Oslo to Monaco, refueling only at already established hydrogen stations along the 2,260 km route.
The car was driven in both urban and highway conditions throughout the day.
With not one but three records under its belt, Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell emerges as a highly practical and efficient zero emission vehicle which emits only water vapor from its tailpipe. The hydrogen fuel cell stack propels a 136 PS (100 KW) electric motor which is capable of a top speed of 160 km. The green crossover has a claimed range of 600 km on a single tank of hydrogen.