Hyundai Introduces Latest Generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tucson

Hyundai Tucson ix FCEV on road

In brief: Hyundai Motor America has introduced the latest iteration of their fuel cell vehicle, the Tucson ix Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV).

Vehicle in the news

Make/Model: Tucson ix FCEV

Manufacturer: Hyundai

The word

Tucson ix FCEV

Although other car companies such as Toyota and General Motors have said that their fuel cell vehicles will hit production in 2015, Hyundai is aiming for next year (2012). The Tucson ix FCEV is likely the vehicle that will be sold at that time.

This current iteration has, for the first time, come to North American shores for on the road testing and public showings. The new Tubscon ix is the third-generation of Hyundai's fuel cell technology, with a total range of 400 miles and the equivalent of 70mpg when compared to gasoline. These mark big improvements over the last-generation and are buttressed by the cold tolerance down to -25 Celsius.

Many other improvements, including a 20% reduction in fuel cell volume, Hyundai is currently testing 50 of the new Tucson FCEVs in Korea.

And so ...

With production beginning in 2012 and mass production by 2015, the Tucson ix FCEV may be the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle on the market.

Photo credits: Hyundai

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