Hydrogen is a new entrant to fuel engine power in a car. Hydrogen fuel is not a natural resource; it is made from methane and other fuel sources. It is generally used to power the battery cells, which in turn supply power to car engine. The use of hydrogen is believed to be economical and a good alternative to the use of fossil fuel. All car manufacturing giants are exploring this innovative technology. Hyundai the Korean car manufacturing giant has announced that it has delivered its new vehicle which uses Hydrogen to power fuel cells in Europe. The car has two tanks which can be filled up with hydrogen and it can then easily cover ‘594’ KM without refuelling.
This model runs on the ‘ix35 fuel cells’ which get their power from hydrogen. ‘Copenhagen’ capital of Denmark was the first city in Europe to take delivery of first fifteen vehicles which run on hydrogen. The city has a fuelling station which can recharge the fuel cells with hydrogen. Hyundai says that the cars using hydrogen as an alternative fuel are especially produced for delivery to Europe. The chief executive of ‘Hyundai Motor’ announced that they are aware that the future of viable transportation solution for Europe depends on the use of hydrogen as a fuel and they specifically made ‘ix35 fuel cell’ for cars. It is a well known fact that the ‘emissions’ from these cell are harmless. The cells emit only vapours of water not harmful CO2 gas. He said that the company has been experimenting with the use of hydrogen as an alternative fuel and doing everything in its power to make more people become aware of the benefits of using hydrogen powered cells. Copenhagen has promised its citizens that the city would do everything to become carbon free before the year ‘2025’. Hyundai use of an alternative fuel as a source of energy is a practical step and establishing hydrogen ‘refuelling’ stations all over Europe would solve the transportation problems easily.