Two hydrogen pioneers have taken real-world zero-emission motoring to a new level by driving a Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell 2,383 kilometres in 24 hours. They’ve been as impressive as Jack Bauer. Arnt-Gøran Hartvig (Sports Scientist) and Marius Bornstein (Master of Physics) travelled around the clock on public roads in Germany, emitting nothing but water vapour. To achieve this impressive distance, the two Norwegians covered the +300-kilometre route between Vatenfall’s hydrogen station in HafenCity, Hamburg and a Shell hydrogen station in Sachsendamm, Berlin as many times as possible in 24 hours. Refuelling the car was taking as little as three minutes, enabling the drivers to maximise the distance covered.
Hartvig and Bornstein’s success was fully captured on GoPro cameras. The video can be viewed on YouTube.
Their route included city driving as well as high-speed roads, demonstrating the suitability of the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell for everyday use in all situations.
This accomplishment by the two eco-pioneers is the latest in a series of epic challenges to showcase the potential of fuel cell technology. In June last year, the duo already chose the ix35 Fuel Cell to travel a record 700 kilometres on one tank of hydrogen. They have also driven from Oslo to Monaco, refuelling only at the hydrogen stations already installed along the 2,260-kilometre route.