Hyundai displays hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to European business leaders
During his speech at a seminar entitled "EU-Asia: Solutions to sustainable transport", Allan Rushforth, senior vice president and COO at Hyundai Motor Europe, highlighted Hyundai’s work on reducing CO2 emissions through its innovative FCEV programme.
Mr Rushforth noted that the memorandum of understanding signed last week by Hyundai and the City of Copenhagen demonstrates the company’s commitment to a sustainable future for transport in Europe. The agreement will see the two parties cooperate on establishing the necessary infrastructure for the supply and use of FCEVs in Denmark.
'Partnerships between the private sector and government, such as ours with the City of Copenhagen, are essential to support advances in new technologies and alternative fuels in the years ahead, leading to the development of sustainable transport systems for the future,' said Mr Rushforth.
The mayors of four other Nordic cities also drove the ix35 FCEV last week. Also on show at the event is Hyundai’s i40, which goes on sale in Europe from 1 July. 'We are confident that the i40 will play a key role in strengthening our presence in the European fleet market, and we’re hoping to develop relationships with Europe’s business leaders during the summit,' said Mr Rushforth.
The European Business Summit takes place in Brussels on 18 and 19 May 2011.