Hydrogen at workKorean car maker Hyundai is about to leap from budget option to one of the car industry’s technical powerhouses in the space of two generations.While the German premium brands continue to develop, tease and promise with hydrogen fuel-cell cars, Hyundai is already promising to deliver its second-generation model by late next year.Its ix35 Fuel Cell car (above) beat Toyota’s much-hyped Mirai onto the road by a matter of weeks and the mass volume brand is keen to continue its technical momentum.The ix35 Fuel Cell is due to end its limited production run next year after delivering between 10,000 and 15,000 of its zero-emission hydrogen-powered cars in two years.While the ix35 Fuel Cell cars have largely been snapped up by hydrogen-infrastructure companies and lobby groups keen to prove the clean-fuel technology works, the replacement car will target a broader public audience.It has typically been at the upper end of the Hyundai price range worldwide, but Hyundai insiders...

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