Our columnist helps set a record for the longest continuous distance driven in a hydrogen fuel cell-powered vehicle

Ever since the sightseeing tour of the M25 run by Brighton and Hove Bus and Coach Company closed in 2012, I’ve felt something was missing in my life. So it was with no small amount of excitement that I partook of my own lap of the M25 (clockwise, naturally – only a fool would do otherwise) last Friday.

I was doing my bit to set a new record for longest continuous journey in a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) – the Hyundai ix35 FCV, to be precise. We did it – 6,060 miles covered by midday on Sunday (6,024 was previous record), thanks to a team of drivers going through the night and a few journalists doing a lap each.

The car was allowed to stop for refuelling only. Here’s how it went:

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