|7th September 2021, 13:32||#1|
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Hyundai unveils the Vision FK; A 671 BHP hydrogen-powered sports car prototype
Hyundai has unveiled its new hydrogen-powered sports car prototype, dubbed the Vision FK.
The Hyundai Vision FK is said to feature a hydrogen fuel cell stack, paired with a Rimac-developed battery-electric powertrain, powering the rear wheels. If the car makes it to production, it will become the first hydrogen-powered hybrid sports car - making use of a combination of hydrogen and battery power sources.
The hybrid powertrain on the Vision FK claims to offer 500 kW (671 BHP) of peak power output, allowing the sports car to accelerate from 0 - 100 km/h in under 4 seconds. The hydrogen-powered sports car also claims to provide a maximum range of 600 km on a single charge.
The unveiling of the hydrogen-powered sports car from Hyundai comes just a day after it announced its plans to go all-electric. The South Korean carmaker confirmed it would stop selling fossil fuel-powered vehicles in Europe by 2035 and in other major markets by 2040.
The company stated that going forward, it will focus on its zero-emissions vehicles, which will include its battery-electric vehicle line-up and the hydrogen fuel cell models. The company already sells the Ioniq 5 BEV and the Nexo FCEV in international markets.
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|7th September 2021, 13:40||#2|
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Re: Hyundai unveils the Vision FK; A 671 BHP hydrogen-powered sports car prototype
I understand that they are calling it a hybrid because it has a CCS charging port to be able to charged independently of the fuel cell, essentially allowing you to drive either on
1. Pure BEV mode
2. battery+FC (combined) mode
3. Pure FCEV mode?
Is that correct? I wonder why Toyota didnít adopt this. A PHEVs with Fuel cell instead of gas engine.
The reason EVs slingshotted ahead of H2 is because early adopters were residents with garages, and had an option of charging overnight.
So lack of public charger didnít bother them as long as they had a second car for long trips.