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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 06:52 PM

Hydrogen car smashes world records in six-day demonstration around London's M25

Government-backed group last week drove a Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell car for 6,096 unbroken miles around the M25

Business Green | Madeleine Cuff | 22 March 2016

A new world record has been set for the longest-ever continuous journey in a hydrogen car, after the London Hydrogen Network Expansion project (LHNE) spent six days driving more than 6,000 miles around the M25 in a Hyundai ix35 fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

The six-day challenge saw the Hyundai ix35 FCEV complete 50 laps of the M25

The LHNE project also broke the world record for the longest distance travelled on a single tank of hydrogen, with the Hyundai FCEV hitting the 400-mile mark without running out of fuel.

The six-day demonstration, which ran as part of Hydrogen Week, saw a team of drivers complete around 50 laps of the M25 motorway outside London, as well as travelling to four of the UK's hydrogen refuelling stations to top up on fuel.

Diana Raine, European Business Manager for Hydrogen Energy Systems at Air Products, the firm which has led the LHNE project, said the record-breaking performance demonstrates the "viability and usability" of FCEVs...snip
Read More: http://www.businessgreen.com/bg/news/2451982/hydrogen-car-smashes-world-records-in-six-day-demonstration-around-m25

Hydrogen fuel-cell record-breaker

Telegraph.co.uk 21 March 2016

Erin Baker with the record-breaking Hyundai ix35 that's powered by a hydrogen fuel cell stack

Our columnist helps set a record for the longest continuous distance driven in a hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle

Ever since the sightseeing tour of the M25 run by Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company closed in 2012, Iíve felt something was missing in my life. So it was with no small amount of excitement that I partook of my own lap of the M25 (clockwise, naturally - only a fool would do otherwise) last Friday.

I was doing my bit to set a new record for longest continuous journey in a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) - the Hyundai ix35 FCV, to be precise. We did it - 6,060 miles covered by midday on Sunday (6,024 was previous record), thanks to a team of drivers going through the night and a few journalists doing a lap each.

The car was allowed to stop for refuelling only. Hereís how it went:

9.30am I get in the increasingly dirty ix35 at one of the six hydrogen filling stations the UK currently has (thereís a target of 65 by 2020), on the Heathrow perimeter road. Pure glamour, this job sometimes....snip
Read More: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/news/hydrogen-fuel-cell-record-breaker/

If the US can build a Compressed Natural Gas station for $500,000 a Hydrogen station can be built for approximately the same amount- less than half the amount usually stated ($1-2 Million dollars/station).

In the UK- H2 is #1

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Tue Mar 22, 2016, 08:36 PM

1. Perhaps the most pointless demonstration imaginable

The fact that they drove in circles is telling...

I don't think anyone disputes that a FCEV works, or that if you keep refueling one, it will keep going. So I'm not sure what I'm supposed to be impressed by here.

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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 07:53 AM

2. Positive thoughts ...


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You're meant to be impressed that it didn't break down before reaching
the typical service mileage for a car ...?

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Wed Mar 23, 2016, 02:08 PM

3. That did occur to me

However... reliability in that sense has never been the sticking point with respect to alternative energy and transportation

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