Hyundai unveils world’s first hydrogen car sharing service

Hyundai unveils world’s first hydrogen car sharing service

Hyundai Motor’s ix35 Fuel Cell is the star of the world’s first fuel cell powered zero-emission car

sharing service BeeZero, to be launched in Munich, Germany this summer. BeeZero, run by a

newly founded subsidiary of The Linde Group, will feature 50 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell vehicles for

public use.

“The new BeeZero car sharing offer is pioneering sustainable mobility,” said Thomas A. Schmid,

Chief Operating Officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. “Featuring the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell,

BeeZero will not only be the first car sharing service using hydrogen-powered zero-emission

cars, but will also offer comfortable and reliable transportation for the public’s everyday


“We expect to gain valuable information from day-to-day fleet operations which we will use to

further develop our hydrogen technologies and to help expand the hydrogen infrastructure,”

said Christian Bruch, member of the Executive Board of Linde AG. “BeeZero synergizes two

mobility trends that are gaining a lot of ground at the moment -car sharing and zero emissions –

and will bring the benefits of fuel cell technology to a wider group of potential users.”

The BeeZero car sharing service will be run on a zone-based model. The fleet of fifty ix35 Fuel

Cell cars will be available in Munich’s city centre and also in the areas of Schwabing,

Haidhausen, Au and Glockenbachviertel. As with conventional car sharing services, the cars can

be easily booked online or via a smartphone app.

The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell can travel about 600 kilometers on a single tank, making it ideal for

longer journeys too, to the Bavarian lakes or the mountains for example, and not just for short

trips in the city. Hydrogen fuel for BeeZero is sourced from sustainable production processes,

making it completely carbon neutral.


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