Recently, Hyundai-Kia Motors, along with hydrogen advocacy organizations from Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Iceland, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on the deployment of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV) in those Nordic countries. With this MOU, Hyundai-Kia Motors aims to establish itself as one of the world's leading manufacturers of FCEVs. For the Nordic countries involved in the signing, the agreement will likely strengthen their position as a region that actively promotes the adoption of hydrogen-fueled vehicles.
Recent reports indicate that Hyundai is inching close to conducting a wide-scale test of its next-generation fuel cell vehicle. The hydrogen-fed model, a converted Hyundai Tuscon ix, debuted in Washington, DC earlier this week and is expected to hit Korean streets for testing by the end of 2011 and enter production in 2012.