FCA to jump on Hyundai’s hydrogen wagon
The Fiat-Chrysler Group (FCA) is negotiating with South Korean car maker Hyundai to bundle forces to develop new hydrogen cars. This was confined by FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne to the Bloomberg news agency in the weekend.
First mass produced fuel cell car
Hyundai, together with Japanese car makers Toyota and Honda, is one of the pioneers in fuel cell cars and was the first to offer a mass produced fuel cell car, the Tucson or ix35 Fuel Cell, for sale to the general public.
Marchionne thinks an alliance on hydrogen has a great future as full electric battery cars won’t be the only alternative for the combustion engine. FCA itself didn’t show to be a real forerunner in electric cars or fuel cell cars in the past, but apparently likes to wait to see which way the wind blows and jump on (Hyundai’s) wagon when the time is ripe.