Audi AG and Hyundai Motor Group have joined together to develop fuel cell technology.
The collaboration will see both partners aim to bring fuel cell technology to volume production maturity quickly and efficiently.
The agreement is currently subject to approval from the applicable regulatory authorities.
“The fuel cell is the most systematic form of electric driving and thus a potent asset in our technology portfolio for the emission-free premium mobility of the future,” said Peter Mertens, Board Member for Technical Development at Audi AG.
“On our FCEV roadmap, we are joining forces with strong partners such as Hyundai. For the breakthrough of this sustainable technology, cooperation is the smart way to leading innovations with attractive cost structures.”
Within the Volkswagen Group, Audi AG has taken on the development responsibility for the fuel cell technology and is currently working on its sixth generation.
Audi has been working on fuel cell concepts for almost 20 years and will introduce its first fuel cell model as a small series production in the beginning of the next decade.
“We are confident that our partnership with Audi will successfully demonstrate the vision and benefits of FCEVs to the global society,” said Euisun Chung, Vice Chairman at Hyundai Motor Company.
“This agreement is another example of Hyundai’s strong commitment to creating a more sustainable future whilst enhancing customers’ lives with hydrogen-powered vehicles, the fastest way to a truly zero-emission world.”