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Kia Wants 10,000 Fuel Cell Vehicles on the Road by 2015

Kia Borrego FCEV latest-gen

In brief: Kia, often overlooked, plans an aggressive future for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and wants to be the world leader in HFCV technology.

The word

Kia Borrego FCEV

With the latest generation of their Borrego FCEV (fuel cell electric vehicle) now undergoing road testing, Kia (a brand of Hyundai) wants to be the world leader in hydrogen fuel cell passenger cars. To do this, they plan to field 10,000 fuel cell vehicles by 2015.

That means that in just five short years, if all goes to plan, Kia will have produced and sold (or leased) ten thousand fuel cell vehicles.

Although no dollar figures have been mentioned, the company plans to begin offering FCEVs to government and corporate fleets in 2012.

The company hopes that economies of scale and an increased access to hydrogen refueling will make the vehicles more appealing to fleets.

And so ...

The Borrego (pictured) is capable of 0-60 in about 12 seconds, gets 375 miles per tank of H2, and is the most advanced of Kia's current FCEVs.

Photo credits: Auto Blog Green

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