Hyundai Introduces New Tucson/ ix35 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle

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Hyundai unveiled its Tucson/ ix35 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show, saying that the introduction was moving it another step closer to the commercialization of hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles. The Tucson / ix35 FCEV incorporates several important innovations over the previous generation Tucson FCEV that will enable it to meet its goal of ramping up production volume of FCEVs into the thousands by 2012. 650 km (404 miles).

Hyundai and US DOE extend fuel cell vehicle loan partnership in concert with new DC-based hydrogen fueling station

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The program involves Hyundai providing a number of Tucson Fuel Cell CUVs ( earlier post ) for daily use and confirmation by the DOE using existing hydrogen infrastructure. In February, Hyundai reported that Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell drivers had accumulated more than 1,000,000 miles on the roads and highways of Southern California. Tucson fuel cell vehicles will use this newest DOE-developed hydrogen station extensively.

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Friday, 4 Dec 09. And the "Spirit" is on Target for Florence, Pinal Cty, , then on-ward to Parker, La Paz Cty and to Yuma, Yuma Cty Thereafter

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And EVJerr's blogging from Tucson with a couple sites to hit -- the popular bookstore, Bookman's is installing two e-vehicle chargers at two sites and one in Phoenix (See Arizona Daily Star, Thursday, 3 Dec "Ground broken for e-vehicle chargers" article by Dan Sorenson). When fully charged, the vehicle is targeted to achieve a maximum electric-only range of approximately 13 miles and will be capable of achieving highway speeds up to 60 mph in electric-only mode.

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DOE Award Supports Largest Single Deployment of EVs and Infrastructure Yet; Up to 5,000 Nissan LEAF EVs in 5 Regions

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One of the projects receiving support in the massive $2.4-billion award for advanced battery and electric drive projects from the US Department of Energy (DOE) ( earlier post ) will result in the largest deployment of an electric vehicle and supporting charging infrastructure yet undertaken. million, for installation of approximately 2,500 charging stations in each of five markets: Tennessee, Oregon, San Diego, Seattle and the Phoenix/Tucson region.

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Opinion: Debunking the mythsWhy fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are viable for the mass market

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Despite the recent progress, a number of myths around the use, power efficiency and cost of fuel cells still exist. A hydrogen-powered version of Hyundai’s Tucson sport utility vehicle has already appeared in southern California showrooms. In August 2014, Hyundai’s ix35 fuel cell model was driven a record distance for a hydrogen-powered production car on a single tank, covering 435 miles across three Scandinavian countries.

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