Hyundai To Increase Fuel Cell Car Sales 15-Times In 2018…To 3,600 Cars
Hyundai often reminds us in its various promotion materials that the ix35 Fuel Cell, which was introduced in 2013, is the first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell car on the market (27 were sold in 2013).
However, we are not convinced about the “mass-market” aspect, as according to the BusinessKorea, there was only 666 sold in the first four years of its availability (2013-2016). Some 128 of that total have been registered in South Korea as of May, 2017.
Still, with 242 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell sold in 2016, Hyundai’s latest goal of 3,600 sales in 2018 for the new hydrogen model is like increasing the bar 15-times!
As a point of reference, Toyota hopes to deliver 3,000 Mirai in 2017 after 2,843 were delivered between 2014-2016.
Helping it get to these goals, the Korean manufacturer intends to begin production of its new FE Fuel Cell model in February of next year. The concept was shown at the Geneva Motor Show in March.