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Sat Sep 27, 2014, 03:56 PM

Watch a Hyundai Hydrogen Electric Car being fueled with Solar Hydrogen



Driving Hyundai's no-compromises fuel-cell car
Jim Motavalli Sat, Sep 27, 2014

WALLINGFORD, Conn. ó If youíre looking for a white-knuckle driving experience, the Hyundai Tucson fuel-cell car isnít for you. The darned thing is well-mannered, and quiet, exceptionally quiet even among the near-silent electric cars. Thereís not much in the way of compromises, either ó the same load space (give or take an inch) as the production Tucson, and 265 miles of range...



...The first Tucson was delivered in June to customer Timothy Bush in Tustin, California. The deal is he pays $2,999 down and $499 a month, a price that includes unlimited fuel and free maintenance. Hyundai wonít say how many itís delivered since, but it canít be a whole lot. Some cars have gone to Europe (the Tucson is a global model), including a few to fleet customers in Copenhagen.

The Tucson I drove is on the East Coast so that it can be seen by Washington decision makers (who control the purse strings at the not always hydrogen-friendly Department of Energy) and journalists like me. I encountered it twice, catching up with it at Connecticutís only hydrogen station...



...The Sun Hydro hydrogen pump is operated by fuel-cell specialist Proton OnSite, and itís solar powered, part of a network envisioned by owner (and Lumber Liquidators honcho) Tom Sullivan. The East Coast hydrogen highway has been delayed, but a second station is now going through approvals in Braintree, Massachusetts, according to Protonís Larry Moulthrop, vice president of hydrogen systems....

...Refueling the Tucson took only a few minutes. Anyone used to gas stations could learn the technique in a snap...
MORE: http://www.mnn.com/green-tech/transportation/blogs/driving-hyundais-no-compromises-fuel-cell-car


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Sat Sep 27, 2014, 10:26 PM

1. I don't plan on buying my next vehicle for quite a few years

But given the experience I've had with my 2012 Sonata Hybrid, I trust Hyundai to be the company that gets this thing right. Of course, we will have to have a good amount of refueling stations available, but that could come about in the time it takes to get to 200K on my car.

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Sun Sep 28, 2014, 07:00 AM

2. Meanwhile, the US goverment continues to donate tax dollars to big oil.

 

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