Hyundai has unveiled the new Intrado fuel cell concept, which is going to have its world debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show.
Hyundai has unveiled the new Intrado fuel cell concept, which is going to have its world debut next month at the Geneva Motor Show. Pegged as merely a design exercise, the Intrado concept presents a progressive interpretation of Hyundai’s fluidic sculpture design language and is powered by Hyundai’s next-generation fuel cell powertrain.
The Intrado takes its name from the underside of an aircraft’s wing – the area that creates lift. Hyundai says that the concept is a reaction to what consumers in the future will expect from their cars: cars that are easy to use, intuitive to interact with, and readily adaptable to the varying demands of their busy, active lifestyles.
On the outside, the design of the Intrado is dictated by the need to be aerodynamically efficient; it is free of unnecessary adornments and features minimal detailing. It’s body panels are also made of advanced super lightweight steel. Inside the Intrado is defined by a focus on usability and adaptability, and draws attention to its advanced materials and radical construction to deliver the kind of functional beauty typically seen on high-end mountain bikes.
Intrado is powered by a next-generation hydrogen fuel-cell powertrain with a Li-ion 36 kWh battery. Refuelled in just a few minutes, Intrado has a range of up to 373 miles and emits only water.