Hyundai is proud to announce the ix35 Fuel Cell now holds the record for the longest journey completed by a hydrogen-powered production car.

Some say hydrogen is the future and Hyundai backs up this statement with their ix35 Fuel Cell, world's first mass-produced hydrogen car. In a journey which took no less than ten hours, the vehicle was driven from Oslo, Norway to Malmö, Sweden via Gothenburg, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark, covering a distance of 700 km (435 miles) on a single tank of hydrogen.

The Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell was driven at an average speed of 76 km/h (47 mph) and after the journey was finished the trip computer still showed almost 10 km (6 miles) of range. It was a production-spec ix35 without any modifications that could have improved its range. Speaking of range, the ix35 managed to exceed the official 594 km (369 miles) stated by Hyundai.

Another mass-produced hydrogen-powered vehicle will be Toyota's FCV (name not final) which promises a range of around 482 km (300 miles). Sales of the FCV will kick off in April 2015 in Japan, with European and North American markets to follow the same year.

Gallery: Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell takes down record for longest trip on single tank of hydrogen

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