conceptcarz.com



Image credits: © Kia.

2004 Kia Sportage FCEV Concept

KIA UNVEILS NEXT GENERATION FUEL CELL VEHICLE

• World Premiere for new Sportage FCEV at Paris Motor Show

• New technologies boost performance of fuel cell electric vehicle

Kia Motors Europe Headquarters, Eschborn, Germany - 23 September 2004

2004 Kia Sportage FCEV ConceptThe Kia Motors Corporation´s fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) program made a major step forward today (Thursday) with the unveiling of the all-new Kia Sportage FCEV at the Mondial de L´Automobile in Paris.

Intensive research has resulted in numerous technical innovations - including a higher output 80kW fuel cell and a new lithium ion polymer 152 volt battery - which give the Sportage FCEV higher performance, a greatly extended driving range and cold-weather staring capability to operate in sub-zero temperatures.

The Sportage FCEV´s power plant is located in the normal engine bay and boasts an additional 5kW of power (compared to earlier research vehicles) to produce a peak output of 80kW and propel the vehicle to a top speed of 150 kph. With a 152-litre hydrogen storage tank located low, ahead of the rear wheels, the latest Kia research vehicle has a range of 300 kilometres.


'Entering this new phase of our program is really exciting,' commented Kim Sang-Kwon, President of Research and Development for the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group. 'Now we will be able to build fuel cell electric vehicles in higher volumes for fleet testing and the latest Sportage FCEV drives us closer to the commercialisation of fuel cell vehicles.

'Migrating our fell cell technologies into a smaller, more compact vehicle presented many design challenges and I am confident that our engineers have met them all. With the new Sportage FCEV, Kia takes a big step towards our goal of developing a commercially viable zero-emissions vehicle based on fuel cell technology by 2010,' concluded Mr Kim.

Throughout the development of the conventionally-powered all-new Kia Sportage small SÚV, which also makes its world debut in Paris today, the fuel cell model (code named FKM) has been created in a parallel engineering program. Demonstrating its ability to conduct
simultaneous engineering of both gasoline/diesel production models and fuel cell research vehicles, shows that Kia will be able to significantly improve the efficiency and quality control of future fuel cell vehicle manufacturing processes.

The Sportage FCEV is equipped with hydrogen-powered fuel cells from ÚTC Fuel Cells of Hartford, Connecticut and a next generation hybrid-electric drivetrain, motor and control unit from Enova Systems of Torrance, California.

2004 Kia Sportage FCEV ConceptThanks to the use of lightweight aluminium bodyshell components, instead of the conventional Sportage´s all-steel construction, the Sportage FCEV has a power-to-weight ratio that is similar to the production model SÚV launched today. The FCEV also retains the roomy cabin, low noise levels and overall driving refinement of its new gasoline/diesel-powered sibling.

Source - Kia

Concepts by Kia

Similar Automakers

Kia Monthly Sales Volume

August 2020
57,015
June 2020
47,870
May 2020
45,817
April 2020
31,705
March 2020
45,413
February 2020
52,177
January 2020
40,355
December 2019
51,229
November 2019
50,504
October 2019
50,007
September 2019
44,619
August 2019
60,730
Additional Sales Volume Data


Recent Vehicle Additions

Performance and Specification Comparison

Related Automotive News

The All-New 2020 Toyota Highlander And New Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Showcased At The Washington Auto Show

The All-New 2020 Toyota Highlander And New Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Showcased At The Washington Auto Show

WASHINGTON (Jan. 23, 2020) – Toyotas 2020 Highlander and new fuel-efficient vehicles, the 2021 Mirai and 2021 RAV4 Prime will make their appearance at the Washington Auto Show, held January 24 – February 2 at the Walter E. Washington Convention...
Toyota's All-New 2020 Highlander And All-Wheel Drive Sedans Make Their New England Debut

Toyota's All-New 2020 Highlander And All-Wheel Drive Sedans Make Their New England Debut

BOSTON (Jan. 16, 2020) –Toyotas 2020 Highlander and comprehensive All-Wheel Drive (AWD) lineup are taking center stage at the New England International Auto Show, held January 16-20 at the Boston Convention %26 Exhibition Center. Highlander, the...
Exclusive Insights Into The Development And Testing Of The GLC F-Cell

Exclusive Insights Into The Development And Testing Of The GLC F-Cell

Sep 6, 2017 - Stuttgart -- Fuel cell technology is an integral part of Daimlers powertrain strategy. Mercedes-Benz has already gathered experience with hydrogen-powered electric vehicles over several vehicle generations. To date, the fleet of...

Honda Looks Toward Tomorrow With 2017 Clarity Fuel Cell Marketing Campaign

Multi-channel campaign introduces new Clarity Fuel Cell as an everyday drivable sedan with class-leading features Inspired by Hondas Blue Skies for Our Children environmental vision Thinking About Tomorrow TV spot directed by PES, creator of...
BMW: PAVING THE WAY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

BMW: PAVING THE WAY FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE

The new BMW 330e and BMW 225xe Plug-in-Hybrid Electric Vehicles. BMW Light and Charge technology provides a cutting-edge charging solution. £40 million to boost green cars across the UK. Hydrogen fuel cell technology offering long range, short re...
© 1998-2020. All rights reserved. The material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


Vehicle information, history, And specifications from concept to production.
Follow ConceptCarz on Facebook Follow ConceptCarz on Twitter RSS News Feed

Conceptcarz.com
© 1998-2020 Conceptcarz.com Reproduction Or reuse prohibited without written consent.