We’re all simply too reliant on fossil fuels. And since it’s our ambition to improve the world with practical ingenuity, we’ve got a daring plan to help with that – and we’ve prepared the technology to bring it to life.

We believe the future of environmentally-conscious motoring will be in hydrogen-powered cars. By using stripping the protons from hydrogen (the universe’s simplest atoms), our Fuel Cells create a pure electrical charge that powers the car – and the only thing that comes out of the exhaust is steam. And unlike electric cars, hydrogen cars refuel in seconds and can drive up to 600km before needing to stop for fuel.

It might sound like science fiction, but it’s already a reality – our Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell, built in South Korea, is now commercially available in the US, South Korea and Europe. It’s the first and only Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) available for purchase in the world – and we’re going to make FCEVs a mass-market reality in Australia too, because the Hyundai ix35 has now arrived in Australia for testing.

While we prepare the ix35 Fuel Cell for it’s Australian launch, we’re already breaking ground on Australia’s hydrogen infrastructure – and the first step was our launch of Australia’s first hydrogen car refuelling station on 1 April 2015. Laying the foundation of this country’s hydrogen future is a daring move – but we know that the future will be forged by the prepared.

A hydrogen-powered world.

We’re leading the way in emissions-free, hydrogen powered vehicles – but we’re not in it alone. In Europe and the United States, government bodies and private partnerships have built ‘Hydrogen Highways’ that provide power for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles like the ix35 Fuel Cell.

Many of these refuelling stations are powered by solar energy and electrolysers – which means that they create an entirely ‘green’ network, with neither the energy generation process nor the hydrogen vehicles themselves emitting any harmful by-products or burning fossil fuels.

We’ve taken the first step towards major hydrogen infrastructure in Australia with our hydrogen car refuelling station – and the Australian Government is now pledging to follow this up with a hydrogen superhighway between Sydney and Melbourne. It’s not a pipe dream; it’s a rapidly approaching reality.

Sunlight goes in, steam comes out, and a car with the same performance standards as today’s petrol vehicles comes roaring to life. That sounds like a daring leap into the future to us.


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