According to Hyundai they have set a record for the driving range for mass-produced fuel cell vehicles. Recently a Hyundai ix35 FCEV traveled 700 kilometers (435 miles) on one tank of hydrogen through three countries in northern Europe.
According to News24.com, “”The ix35 Fuel Cell, claimed to be the world’s first mass-production fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), was driven from Oslo (Norway) to Malmo (Sweden) via Gothenburg (Sweden) and Copenhagen (Denmark). The journey took 10 hours at an average speed of 76km/h, taking in city and highway driving.
“The pioneering vehicle was in production-standard specification and exceeded its stated range of 594km with the trip data computer still indicating nearly 10km range at journey’s end.”
When the drivers arrived in Copenhagen they realized they had more gas than anticipated so they did a U-turn and headed back to Malmo, Sweden to finish their journey.
Now, this isn’t a record for all fuel cell vehicles. In June 2008 I had talked about how a Toyota FCHV-adv had traveled 516 miles on a single fill-up. But the Toyota wasn’t an assembly line, mass-produced vehicle so Hyundai still has bragging rights in this regard.