Hyundai's Blue Drive range is the company's spring board into next generation motoring. In addition to improving fuel consumption and reducing emissions in conventional combustion engine powered cars, the company is also experimenting with new technologies including alternative drive-trains and hydrogen fuel cells.
At a recent Seoul-based motor show the Hyundai Blue2 (read 'blue squared') was revealed. The company believe this hydrogen fuel-cell powered concept is a "blueprint for future" that will advance them to the forefront of the alternative fuel market as multiple automakers jostle for the lead.
The Blue2 saloon utilises a 120bhp electric motor whilst delivering hydrogen fuel stack power of 90kW (1.65kW/L) and fuel economy of 82 mpg. Increasingly common aerodynamically designed components such as low resistance tyres and alloy wheels enhance fuel economy.
For more attend Electric Vehicles Land Sea Air in June in Stuttgart, Germany. Fuel cells in airport GSE, manned and unmanned aircraft, motorcycles and taxis are covered by Intelligent Energy, DLR German Aerospace Center, ENFICA-FC and others. Fuel cell developers Siemens and Daimler AG speak on other aspects of their EV work. There are visits to Daimler AG Mercedes Benz, DLR German Aerospace Center and others. Never before has there been an opportunity in Europe for people in land, water and air electric vehicles and their components, infrastructure and test equipment to compare notes in one event. Delegates already signed up vary from Airbus, Hudson Power Sports and Hudson Yachts to Sony, the Bulgarian Electric Vehicle Association and Robert Bosch Venture Capital.
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References: Hyundai, Autoweek, AutoExpress
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