(Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle)
The Hyundai Blue2 is a FCEV (Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle)
which debuted at the 2011 Seoul Motor Show.
The Blue2 gets its name from a combination of Hyundai's
environmentally-friendly division 'Blue Drive', and the
number '2' - as in H2, the symbol for hydrogen.
The Hyundai Blue2 concept is powered by a fuel cell electric
system that delivers 120 hp (90kW) of power, and fuel
economy of 82 mpg (34.9km/l). The impressive fuel economy
is aided by low-resistance tires and alloy wheels which
are optimized to improve aerodynamic performance.
Despite its eco-credentials the Hyundai Blue2 is quite
an imposing machine. The solid stance coupled with the
no-nonsense design means that it looks more like a midrange
luxury car than an affordable Hyundai. And that's good
because Hyundai say that the Blue2; "shows a blueprint
for future sedans."
The Blue2's styling was driven by the design department's
keywords of 'Intersected Flow'. What that means in words
normal humans use is that the Blue2 has flowing body contours
which are broken up by additional styling features - the
black stripe which underscores the doors for example.
The Hyundai Blue2's condition is visible via unique images
on the exterior of the car displayed on the outside via
LED screen panels, which are located on both the front
and rear of the car. Conventional side mirrors are replaced
by side cameras and a roof camera.
The Hyundai Blue2 concept also features a 'welcome system'
which recognizes the driver and also opens the door automatically.
The exterior styling is mirrored inside the Blue2, with
asymmetrically-designed dashboards and doors. Wider seats
enable people to get in and out of the vehicle more comfortably.
Hyundai combined the gauge cluster and center console,
equipping it with an advanced Transparent Organic Light
Emitting Diode (TOLED) monitor and ultra-light tempered
glass, called Gorilla Glass, providing more accurate and
vivid graphic information. The infotainment system is
operated by a haptic wheel and motion sensor that respond
to the driver's touch and hand movements. Rounding out
the unique interior features are an ionizer which cleans
and refreshes the air in the cabin and antibacterial leather.
Similar and related vehicles:
Hyundai Genesis Coupe
Hyundai Greenspeed Gator
Hyundai HCD10 Hellion
Hyundai HND-3 Veloster