Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, the hydrogen car

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, the hydrogen car

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Among the hydrogen cars that have been making headlines in recent times, we point out the crossover Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell which from the spring of 2014 will make many Orange County motorists happy.

In Orange County, the Tucson Fuel Cell will be powered by hydrogen obtained from waste water.

It all started between the walls of the laboratories of the University of California where researchers have concentrated their forces in the development of a system capable of producing fuels from human waste. The team of scientists led by Jack Brouwer managed to build the first prototype of the system in the orange County Sanitation District.


The $ 10 million project has now become a reality and is capable of producing enough hydrogen for the daily supply of around 200 fuel cell vehicles. This is where the Hyundai which proposes ahydrogen fuel cell car approved and super safe, the Tucson Fuel Cell.

There Hyundai seizes the opportunity to offer the inhabitants of Orange County the car Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell leased with a monthly fee of $ 499 for a period of 36 months and with an admission price of $ 2,999. With these figures, motorists will be entitled to unlimited and free refueling ofhydrogen. After Southern California, the Hyundai will market the car in the rest of the USA.


There Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell breaks down the limits imposed by electric mobility:
- charging times

There Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell it has acceptable refueling times (we are talking about 10 minutes for a full tank) and autonomy is also not a problem: with a full tank you travel up to 483 km. There Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell it will only spread to Orange County at first. Production for the US market will begin in April 2014. Thehydrogen used to power the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell it is derived from wastewater, at least in Orange County. The South Korean company defines the Tucson Fuel Cell "thethe world's first series-production fuel cell vehicle ”.

“Fuel cell hydrogen electric vehicles represent the next generation of zero-emission vehicles- explains John Krafcik, president and CEO of Hyundai Motor America - so we're thrilled to see the mass-produced and federally certified Tucson Fuel Cell coming to dealerships. We think that fuel cell technology will increase the adoption rate of zero-emission vehicles, and we will all share the environmental benefits ”.


Recall that, currently, the industry leader of hydrogen car it is the Honda that, on the occasion of the last International Auto Show held in Los Angeles, presented a futuristic concept car based on hydrogen fueling with charging times of just 3 minutes.

Video: 2014 Hyundai Tucson Review and Test Drive by Heather Tyson for Red McCombs Superior Hyundai (August 2022).