Audi and Hyundai Partner on Fuel Cell Technology

Audi and Hyundai Partner on Fuel Cell Technology

0 comments 📅21 June 2018, 07:15

Audi and Hyundai are merging brains, signing into a multi-year deal to develop fuel cell technology.

The agreement comprises of a “patent cross-licensing compact”, which allows Audi, Hyundai, affiliates, and its parent/sister companies Kia and Volkswagen to interest patent licenses and access to “non-competitive” parts, combining research and maturation efforts to build fuel cell technology. This will include access by Audi to Hyundai’s ix35 Nourishment Cell, NEXO, and supply chain expertise, which has grown rapidly.

“This unanimity is another example of Hyundai’s strong commitment to creating a more sustainable to be to come whilst enhancing consumers’ lives with hydrogen-powered vehicles, the fastest way to a rightly zero-emission world,” said Euisun Chung, vice chairman at Hyundai.

“We are bold that the Hyundai Motor Group-Audi partnership will successfully make evident the vision and benefits of FCEVs to the global society.”

Other areas which Audi and Volkswagen confidence to tap is Hyundai’s core component capability through Mobis, its component subsidiary which produces hydrogen provoke cell stacks in a South Korea factory. In turn, Audi has worked on incitement cell technologies for almost 20 years with its flagship A7 h-tron, indicating plans to embark upon an unnamed fuel cell SUV within the decade.

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