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Published on July 3rd, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Advantages

The Tucson Fuel Cell alleviates some of the range and utility limitations of traditional battery electric vehicles. The Tucson Fuel Cell maintains the day-to-day flexibility of the gasoline-powered Tucson, so that its driver is able to fulfill their transportation needs without range or recharging-time concerns to their lifestyle.

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Hydrogen refuelling stations are on the rise, making fuelling even more convenient for fuel cell drivers. According to both government and industry experts, hydrogen stations are forecasted to reach around 20 stations by the end of 2015 and approximately 50 stations in 2017.

The Tucson Fuel Cell is an advanced electric vehicle, one that creates its own electricity, on-board, from hydrogen. According to the University of California, Irvine Advanced Power and Energy Program’s study, the hydrogen fuel cell provides comparable total well-to-wheel emissions to a battery electric vehicle. For the Tucson Fuel Cell driver, this social benefit is achieved with greater utility, versatility and without compromises.

Consider:

  • Driving range of 265 miles
  • Refuelling time similar to gasoline vehicle of same size
  • Minimal reduction in daily utility compared with its gasoline counterpart
  • Instantaneous electric motor torque
  • Minimal cold-weather effects compared with battery-electric vehicles
  • Superb daily reliability and long-term durability
    • No moving parts within the power-generating fuel cell stack
    • More than two million durability test miles on Hyundai’s fuel cell fleet since 2000
    • Extensive crash, fire and leak testing successfully completed
  • Quieter EV operation
  • Zero greenhouse-gas emissions, emits only water vapor

The Tucson Fuel Cell began mass production in February 2013 at the Ulsan, Korea assembly plant that also manufactures the Tucson gasoline-powered CUV. Manufacturing the Tucson Fuel Cell at the same plant allows Hyundai to leverage both the high quality and cost-efficiency of its popular gasoline-powered Tucson platform. For more details on the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, please visit TucsonFuelCell.com.

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