Kia Borrego

A fuel cell concept version of the Kia Borrego SUV could be unveiled at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show at the end of this month. Called the Kia Borrego Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV), it is powered by a 154 horsepower fuel cell system that is capable of a range of just over 500km.

A large SUV like the Borrego should offer plenty of space for it to hide the fuel cell stack and the lithium ion battery (said to be a new lithium ion polymer one) required for a fuel cell electric motor setup.

Sources also say that the fuel cell Borrego will be capable of -30 degrees Celcius starts, which would make it suitable for green-conscious Russians who need a big SUV to tackle their snowy terrain in the winter.