Milan — Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is in talks with South Korea’s Hyundai Motor about a partnership to develop hydrogen engines. The alliance, which would also cover transmissions, could become "a strong one", Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said on Saturday at the Alfa Romeo Museum in Arese, near Milan. Hyundai said on Monday: "We welcome the interest from other car makers in our advanced transmissions and hydrogen-powered technologies." Co-operation on hydrogen propulsion would come despite electric-powered cars being established as the dominant technology in the emerging post-fossil fuel era. Hyundai initially led the commercialisation of fuel-cell vehicles, though it has fallen behind Japan’s Toyota Motor in terms of sales, while Fiat backed away from hydrogen power earlier this decade. "There is the potential of a technical partnership with Hyundai, which already supplies some components and transmissions for the US," Marchionne told reporters after a presentation on Alfa’s ...

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