Hyundai donation fuels opening of new Science World exhibit showcasing hydrogen fuel cell technology
Hyundai is pleased to announce the launch of a new fun and interactive exhibit for Science World British Columbia, at TELUS World of Science in Vancouver, that gives visitors of all ages a chance to experience first-hand the environmental benefits of the first zero-emissions hydrogen fuel cell vehicle available to Canadian customers.
“Hyundai is thrilled to be working with Science World to help the community better understand hydrogen fuel cell technology,” said Don Romano, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. “More than 650,000 people visit this world-class facility every year. Now, they will have the chance to learn about the environmental benefits and realities of zero emission hydrogen powered vehicles.”
Based on a classic driving game, the Hyundai sponsored exhibit challenges drivers to take the hydrogen-powered Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) for a virtual spin. Throughout the game play, visitors face a series of true or false questions to test their knowledge of hydrogen fuel cell technology as well as electric and traditional gas technologies. Drivers score additional points based on their ability to correctly answer these skill-testing questions as well as by avoiding obstacles on the game course.
After crossing the finish line, visitors are invited to learn more about the sources and environmental impacts of hydrogen as well as other vehicle fuel technologies such as electricity and gasoline.
“We are very excited about the launch of our latest exhibit on fuel cell technology and that we were able to partner with Hyundai for this project” says Science World President and CEO, Bryan Tisdall. “Science World is committed to providing learning opportunities for visitors of all ages and much of what we do wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of partners and sponsors such as Hyundai.”
Made possible by a donation from Hyundai, this new Science World Hydrogen Fuel Cell exhibit is located in the centre’s Our World Sustainability Gallery, which showcases a number of displays focused on a variety of energy sources such as water, waste and electricity. The exhibit is set to be in place for the next three years.