Hydrogen cars available to buy in 2018

The following list shows the best hydrogen cars available to buy and/or lease in the UK in 2018. The listing displays the fuel cell car's NGC Rating and driving range, along with costs and whether the vehicle is available for the UK Plug-in Car Grant. Use the vehicle class drop-down above to filter the results and find the hydrogen fuel cell car for your needs. To search by manufacturer use the search box on the right.

The list only includes hydrogen fuel cell models, though to find other electric vehicles, use the technology drop-down above to select battery electric or plug-in hybrid vehicles.

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Key

Plug-in
Petrol Hybrid
Plug-in
Diesel Hybrid
Electric
NGC
Rating
Hydrogen
NGC
Approved
Official EV
driving range
Standard
charging time
Rapid charge
option
Qualifies for
govt grant

TOYOTA Mirai 113kW Auto

Large family 4 door / 5 seats Rapid charge: No
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OTR £61,500 Including OLEV grant
OLEV Category 1
NGC
32 est
Range
312 miles
Charge
hrs (3kW)

HYUNDAI ix35 Fuel Cell 101kW Auto

SUV 5 door / 5 seats Rapid charge: No
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OTR £53,105 Not eligible for OLEV grant
NGC
34 est
Range
369 miles
Charge
hrs (3kW)

Hydrogen fuel cell cars in the UK

Hydrogen fuel cell technology is an area of the automotive industry that is becoming increasingly important as more manufacturers commit to developing this type of power-train. The likes of Honda, BMW, Mercedes and Audi have all confirmed that they are working on fuel cell cars, with new models expected to come along in the next coupe of years.

Like electric cars, hydrogen powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are are classed as ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) since the only substance to come out of the exhaust is water vapour. As such, they share many of the benefits over conventionally-fuelled vehicles: lower running costs with zero or reduced fuel, tax and congestion charges; tail-pipe emission free driving reducing impact on climate change and air quality; a high tech, smooth and quiet driving experience. There is an added benefit that it only takes five minutes to top up the tank too, rather than the half an hour it takes to rapid recharge an EV.

Owning a hydrogen fuel cell car will currently mean a change in driving patterns, since there are few hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK. Therefore, the lack of refuelling infrastructure - along with the relatively high prices - mean that a fuel cell car isn't for everyone. Have a look at our hydrogen fuel cell page for more information and advice.

Hydrogen fuel cell cars to buy
Chris Lilly

Author:Chris Lilly
Date Updated:23rd Nov 2017

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