Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Sets Land Speed Record

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Sets Land Speed Record

Hyundai has captured a land speed record with its new hydrogen fuel-cell powered Tuscon. 

The Tucson Fuel Cell hit a top speed of 94.6 mph at the Soggy Dry Lake Bed in California, capturing the top speed record set by a production hydrogen-powered SUV. Hyundai didn’t specify if they beat a previous record, but we’d guess that there probably wasn’t one.

Hyundai claims that this is the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle, with almost 100 of them in the hands of consumers in Southern California. The Tucson Fuel Cell has an estimated driving range of 265 miles on a tank, while refueling it takes only minutes.

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Southern California has the most fuel cell vehicles mainly because it has the most hydrogen filling stations, with 50 predicted to be up and running by 2016.

Watch the video below to see the Hyundai Tucson make its record-setting run.

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