The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell has set a new record for distance traveled in 24 hours.
A pair of hydrogen pioneers traveled 1,480.73 miles in 24 hours, driving around the clock on public roads in Germany to mirror everyday conditions. For the journey, drivers Arnt-Gøran Hartvig and Marius Bornstein covered a route of around 186 miles between Vatenfall’s hydrogen station in HafenCity, Hamburg, and a Shell hydrogen station in Sachsendamm, Berlin, as many times as possible 24 hours. Since refueling the Tucson Fuel Cell takes as little as three minutes, both drivers were able to spend the bulk of their time on the road.
The full 24-hour drive was captured on GoPro dashboard cameras and this isn’t the first time both drivers have put the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell to the test. Last June, they set a record traveling nearly 435 miles on a single tank with the Tucson Fuel Cell and have also driven from Oslo to Monaco, refueling only at the hydrogen stations already installed along the 1,404-mile route.
“This endurance drive highlights both the practicality of our fuel cell electric vehicle’s long driving range and the environmental credentials of our technology,” said Thomas A. Schmid, chief operating officer at Hyundai Motor Europe. “Our Fuel Cell program has already delivered many world firsts, so it is fitting that the Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell has once again delivered a new benchmark.”
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