Currently going into production, the hydrogen-powered version of the Hyundai ix35 Tucson SUV is the most talked about hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. Other manufacturers – including Honda, Daimler, Nissan and Toyota – have hydrogen-powered models in the pipeline and there are even those that claim this technology will supercede electric vehicles, such as the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, thanks to fuel-cell vehicles’ superior range. Refueling networks are even being planned in Germany and the US.
Aberdeen’s newly-established Commonwheels car club is to be the first in the world to trial hydrogen fuel cell cars, thanks to a loan from Hyundai of two of its left-hand-drive in the run up to the city’s All Energy conference. ITM Power is providing a mobile hydrogen re-fuelling station to keep the cars on the road.