Kia Borrego FCEV - click above for high-res image gallery
Kia is getting ready to conduct its own smaller scale version of Project Driveway, the GM fuel cell vehicle field test. The South Korean automaker will be giving five drivers the opportunity to drive a fuel cell-powered version of the Borrego (sold as the Mohave in its home market) FCEV. Interested testers can fill out an application at Kia's domestic market website www.kia.co.kr between now and Halloween for a chance at a six-month test. To be eligible, you have to live in the vicinity of Seoul and be over 20 years old. A valid license is, of course, also a must. The winners will be announced November 12. Kia and parent company Hyundai have been testing fuel cell powertrains in a number of different platforms, including the Tucson and Santa Fe, for several years. Hyundai-Kia are on the third generation of their own in-house developed stack and have announced that they plan to launch series production of fuel cell vehicles within the next three years.