South Korean vehicle manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company has started evaluating the feasibility of launching a hydrogen fuel cell driven electric vehicle in India, the company said in a statement issued on Thursday.
Last year Hyundai launched it first fuel cell vehicle known as Nexo in China and other developed markets. Apart from battery electric vehicles, the company has invested significantly in development of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, considered the ultimate zero emission technology.
Earlier this year, Hyundai was the first manufacturer in India to launch a long range electric vehicle, Kona, which can run more than 400 kilometres on a single charge.
Hyundia’s managing director S S Kim, in a interview to Mint, had also mentioned that it will establish the vendor ecosystem in India for its mass market electric vehicles that will be manufactured locally.
“Progress of humanity with zero emission mobility is our responsibility and vision to make a long term positive transformation for our future generations. We have initiated the feasibility study for the for fuel cell electric vehicle in India and promise to bring the ultimate solution with zero emission mobility," said S S Kim, managing director, Hyundai Motor India Ltd.