Hyundai plans to begin series production of its ix35 Fuel Cell

Hyundai Motor Company is to commence series production of its ix35 Fuel Cell vehicle for public and private lease by the end of 2012 — making it the first global automaker to begin the commercial rollout of zero-emissions vehicles.

In December 2012, Hyundai will start producing the hydrogen vehicle at its Ulsan manufacturing facility in Korea, with a target of building up to 1,000 vehicles by 2015.

Hyundai has already signed contracts with cities in Denmark and Sweden to lease the ix35 Fuel Cell to municipal fleets.

Beyond 2015, Hyundai plans limited mass production of the ix35 Fuel Cell, with a goal of 10,000 units.