Hyundai-Kia Starts Fuel Cell Car Pilot in US

February 22, 2005 by Jeff Shepard

Hyundai-Kia Motor, of Hyundai Motor Co. (Seoul, Korea), has started a pilot program for its fuel cell vehicles and completed a hydrogen recharge station near Los Angeles, CA. The first facility built by the US Department of Energy (Washingotn, DC), the station will be run jointly by Hyundai-Kia Motor and US oil giant ChevronTexaco. The two will also cooperate in technology development and standardization.

Hyundai-Kia Motor plans to build another five hydrogen recharge stations in the US. Fuel cell vehicles are next-generation, pollution-free cars that run on electricity produced in a chemical reaction between oxygen and hydrogen.