Hyundai Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell On Sale in 2015 Confirms CEO

Hyundai Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell On Sale in 2015 Confirms CEO

At the 2013 Geneva Motor Show last week, Hyundai unveiled its new European-spec ix35, which gave us a preview of the 2014 Tucson once it makes it to America.

In Geneva, the Korean automaker also showed off a hydrogen fuel-cell electric variant of the new ix35, and John Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai America, has confirmed that it’ll be heading to America and will be offered in all 50 states.

The new Tucson won’t head to America until 2015, though details on the hydrogen fuel-cell electric model’s rollout weren’t revealed. Krafcik did say however, that the automaker hasn’t determined if the vehicle will roll out in specific states first, as has been the case with some electric vehicles.

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For the most part, fuel-cell electric vehicles have been experimental. Honda has offered its FCX Clarity as a lease, available for $600 a month for 36 months. According to WardsAuto, the FCX Clarity has only moved 40 units since it’s been on the market.

Toyota has also promised a Hydrogen Fuel Cell car, based off its FCV-R concept, will go on sale in 2015.

The ix35’s propulsion system will generate 134 hp and its proprietary system features a modular stack that converts hydrogen to electricity in order to power the crossover’s engine. Driving range will be around 370 miles with a top speed of 99.4 mph, and will accelerate to 62 mph from a standstill in 12.5 seconds.

GALLERY: Hyundai Tucson Hydrogen Fuel Cell


[Source: WardsAuto]

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