Linde’s plan to promote fuel cell cars through a car sharing offer has failed. The company has announced that the BeeZero service in Munich will close on July, 1 this year. Users may rent the 50 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell until June, 30.
Linde had started the rental FCV service together with Hyundai in the summer of 2016 in the Bavarian capital. A statement published on Facebook and on the website reads that they have to give up their fuel cell vehicle rental.
The reason being is that it has not been economically viable. Still, customers drove almost 400,000 kilometres on hydrogen over 850,000 hours.
While Linde says that the programme won’t continue, the firm is looking to find further uses for the existing fleet of the 50 Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell cars but Linde did not say which.
A last chance to try exists until May, 15. After that, no new registrations will be taken any longer. Linde will delete all user data and the app by July, 1. Existing users may apply the code “DANKE2018” to receive a 20 euro driving budget.
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