MUNICH, Germany -- Hyundai is working with a German builder of hydrogen production plants to promote fuel cell vehicles. Hyundai says it wants to sell a hydrogen-powered vehicle at an affordable price by 2015.
Linde AG, a German company, developed a mobile refueling station that dispenses either liquid or gaseous hydrogen. Linde has used the station and Hyundai vehicles to raise awareness of hydrogen vehicle technology. Linde expects automakers to start producing fuel cell vehicles by 2012.
Hyundai is testing 32 fuel cell vehicles in Korea and the United States. The automaker plans to enlarge that fleet, company executives say. Some auto analysts predict fuel cell vehicles will capture 10 percent of the global market in 2025 and at least 50 percent by 2040.