Something is Carbon-Neutral in the State of Denmark: the Hyundai ix35

Well, more specifically the action is unfolding in Copenhagen. Don't worry, though, we're not launching into a Danish tragedy; there are no betrayed kings or vengeful princes. This is a positive tale about sustainable technology.

Denmark's capital has set a goal of being completely carbon-neutral by 2025 and in an effort to ramp up the process they've looked to Hyundai for help. So, of course, the always-accommodating automaker swept in and delivered 15 of their cutting edge ix35 models for municipal use.

This particular model is a fuel cell vehicle with a powertrain that harnesses hydrogen to power an electric motor. It's all pretty high-tech, but the end result is a high-performance car that gives off no carbon. In fact, the only emission coming out of its tailpipe is water vapor.

This is obviously good news for the government in Copenhagen, but the implications extend well-beyond Scandinavia. Echoing that sentiment, the President of Hyundai Motor Europe, Byung Kwon Rhim, declared "Hyundai Motor is committed to hydrogen as the fuel of the future for Europe. Delivering assembly-line produced ix35 Fuel Cell is evidence that we have a realistic solution to the region's sustainable mobility needs."1

Perhaps the only bittersweet facet to this story is that Moline, IL drivers can't get behind the wheel of fuel cell vehicles just yet. Ay, there's the rub. However, we've got a great, ecofriendly alternative for you right here at Green Family Hyundai.

The 2013 Sonata Hybrid will get you 159hp and 40 mpg on the highway so you can drive your own high-performance, fuel efficient vehicle without heading all the way to Europe. To see how you enjoy the view from the driver's seat, stop into our new Hyundai dealership and we can get you out on the road for a test drive.

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