A Hydrogen fuel cell-powered Hyundai iX35 will be entered into the MPG Marathon eco-driving challenge in the UK by a team from the University of Birmingham, Lex Autolease and Fuel Cell Systems.
Fuel Cell Systems will provide support with its hydrogen fuel cell refueling truck, which will be demonstrated in pre-production form during the event.
Fuel Cell Systems MD Tom Sperrey said, “While the UK hydrogen filling station network continues to grow, there are many regions where hydrogen is not yet available to fill vehicles. Our refueling truck provides an interim measure to enable demonstrations of hydrogen vehicles at events, and also for larger customer trials.”
The annual MPG Marathon takes place on October 18-19 at the Heythrop Park Resort in Oxfordshire, and will highlight the benefits of fuel efficient, economical driving. Competitors will be tasked with planning their own routes to four different venues across the heart of the country.
The aim is to achieve the highest possible MPG figure, with prizes being awarded for those that achieve not just the best overall figure, but also the most significant improvement over the manufacturer’s quoted figure.
September 27, 2016