Hyundai joins Hydrogen Transport in European Cities consortium as project expands to Oslo

The Hydrogen Transport in European Cities (HyTEC) consortium announced last week that Hyundai Motor Europe is now a partner to the project; the news is concurrent with the creation of a third hydrogen passenger vehicle deployment centre in Oslo, Norway.

Hyundai will deliver eight of its ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles to Oslo during 2015, supporting the hydrogen fuelling network already in place in the city.

The vehicles will complement the consortium’s activities in Copenhagen and London, where refuelling stations and fleets of passenger cars and taxis have been deployed to demonstrate the viability of hydrogen technology as a low carbon transport solution.

Frank Meijer, Head of FCEV & Infrastructure Development at Hyundai Motor Europe, added, “Hyundai is the world’s first manufacturer to mass-produce hydrogen-powered vehicles and is already selling cars globally, including 11 European markets. As an industry leader, it is important to support projects like HyTEC that work to strengthen Europe’s refuelling infrastructure and raise awareness of zero-emission, hydrogen-powered mobility in Europe.”

The HyTEC press release is available here