Audi and Hyundai partnered to promote clean fuel mission, will develop hydrogen fuel cell by 2020.
The increase in demand and lack of hydrogen filling station, are responsible for less popularity of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). This promoted Audi and Hyundai partnership.
FCEV are more convenient than ordinary Electric vehicle, because EV’s take much time to charge and range is also compromised while on other hand FCEV take just few minutes to get refilled at supply stations and they also have long range.
Audi and Hyundai partnership
Audi and Hyundai signed an agreement to cross-license patents and grant access to non-competitive components. The main aim of this agreement is to reduce the cost of fuel cell electric vehicles in coming years.
However, the joint merger will need a set of approval from related authority in coming days. Both companies have past experience to manufacturer FCEV. Audi has shown Audi A2H2, Audi Q5 HFC, Audi A7 Sportback h-tron quattro in recent years these are all concepted on FCEV technology While ix35 SUV and Nexo are FCEV of Hyundai in market.
The collaboration between two will further speed up its development. Both companies seeks further collaboration between them in some other technical issues. Audi said that they will introduce new FCEV SUV by 2020.