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DRIVE THE WORLD’S FIRST
MASS-PRODUCED FUEL CELL CUV.

The amazing Tucson Fuel Cell.

$499 /month
  • Free Fuel
  • Free Concierge Maintenance
  • HOV Lane Access
36-month lease, $2,999 due at lease signing.
Excludes fees and taxes.

Fuel cell technology that’s on the road now.

As the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle and the first CUV to ever offer fuel cell technology, the Tucson Fuel Cell is one of the most futuristic vehicles on the road today. While it performs just as strongly as an internal combustion engine, its only emission is water. And it’s just as quiet as a standard EV, while going farther on a single fuel fill-up versus a single full charge.

Meet everyday superheroes.
Powered by fuel cell.

See how fuel-cell superheroes are making
the world a better place.

They are among us. Hidden in plain sight, boldly changing the world. They look like us. They drive like us. Their superpower: the fuel cell. Indeed, no one could possibly guess that hiding beneath the hood of this appealing CUV lies what is potentially the most revolutionary fuel source on Earth.

Learn more about these everyday superheroes and the extremely efficient, environmentally friendly CUV they drive.

  • Carolyn Rowley aka Mother Nurture

    Power: Healing, Inner Strength

    Included among Carolyn’s planet-changing achievements are her founding of Cayenne Wellness Center in California and Machao Orphanage in Kenya. As if that’s not superhero-worthy enough, she also designed her own eco-friendly home and was awarded California’s Best Sustainable Garden.

  • Celso Pierre aka Blue Lightning

    Power: HOV-enabled Super Speed

    When Celso isn’t daylighting as an engineer, he’s off helping green-field startups in Mexico and Brazil. This everyday superhero surfs, bikes, and hikes. And he drives the Tucson Fuel Cell to help protect the outdoor environment he loves.

  • Nancy Gillespie aka Eco-Master

    Power: Environmental Authority

    Sit. Stay. Recycle. Along with her trusty sidekicks, this commander of all-things-eco uses her powers only for good. Included in these good deeds is her founding of an eco-friendly company that distributes environmentally-friendly dog products.

  • Gregg Boehm & Family aka The Minimalistas

    Power: Minimal Environmental Impact

    They work hard. They play hard. They protect our environment hard. Whether it’s surfing, skiing, or weekend sports for the kids – this family of forward-thinking Fuel Cell drivers is almost always sure to be found enjoying the outdoors they relentlessly defend.

  • Jaynino San Victores aka Recyclor

    Power: Pollution Control

    Family Physician by day. Pollution-fighting superhero by mid-day. This Fuel Cell-driving environmental defender began his career as a biologist with hopes of saving the planet. Now he’s a physician who helps save its inhabitants.

  • Joe and Melissa Homs aka Eco Force

    Power: Protection

    Joe spent 30 years protecting the public as a member of the police force. Now he and his daughter are helping to protect the planet by driving the Tucson Fuel Cell. When the duo isn’t flying through HOV lanes in the zero emission Fuel Cell, they’re fixing up houses on the real estate market.

  • Lisa U. aka Hydro Fox

    Power: Foresight

    Through years of training her mind as a certified yoga therapist, Lisa has developed the powers of clarity and foresight; knowing what is good for the future of Earth. With those powers, its no wonder this everyday superhero drives a car that runs on hydrogen and only emits water.

  • David Hay & Family aka The Alter-Ecos

    Power: Healing

    Most superheroes spend their lives hiding behind an alter-ego. This family of everyday superheroes spends their lives helping the environment as The Alter-Ecos. When he’s not busy healing the planet, David spends time healing patients as an orthopedic surgeon in Southern California.

The zero-emission miles are adding up.
This odometer shows how the drivers of the Tucson Fuel Cell are already doing their part to make our world a better place, day after day, mile after zero-emission mile.
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Where to fill up now and down the road.
  • 145 West Verdugo Ave.
    Burbank, CA 91502

  • 1819 Cloverfield Blvd.
    Santa Monica, CA 90404

  • 11261 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

  • 5151 State University Dr.
    Los Angeles, CA 90032

  • 2051 190th St.
    Torrance, CA 90504

  • 25800 Western Ave.
    Harbor City, CA 90710

  • 21865 Copley Dr.
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765

  • 12600 East End Ave.
    Chino, CA 91710

  • 10844 Ellis Ave.
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708

  • 19172 Jamboree Rd.
    Irvine, CA 92612

  • 1600 Jamboree Rd.
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • 26572 Junipero Serra Rd.
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

  • 10400 Aviation Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

  • 145 West Verdugo Ave.
    Burbank, CA 91502

  • 1819 Cloverfield Blvd.
    Santa Monica, CA 90404

  • 11261 Santa Monica Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90025

  • 5151 State University Dr.
    Los Angeles, CA 90032

  • 2051 190th St.
    Torrance, CA 90504

  • 25800 Western Ave.
    Harbor City, CA 90710

  • 21865 Copley Dr.
    Diamond Bar, CA 91765

  • 12600 East End Ave.
    Chino, CA 91710

  • 10844 Ellis Ave.
    Fountain Valley, CA 92708

  • 19172 Jamboree Rd.
    Irvine, CA 92612

  • 1600 Jamboree Rd.
    Newport Beach, CA 92660

  • 26572 Junipero Serra Rd.
    San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

  • 10400 Aviation Blvd.
    Los Angeles, CA 90045

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  • Expected to open in 2015

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The first fuel cell ever named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list.

Every year for the past twenty, Ward’s Automotive Group editors have tested the world’s most advanced engines in order to compile its Ward’s 10 Best Engines list. For 2015, the Hyundai zero-emissions fuel cell engine in the Tucson Fuel Cell earned a spot on this prestigious list. It’s the first time in HISTORY a hydrogen fuel cell has ever received this coveted honor. How cool is that?

Safety: Another essential element.

The Tucson Fuel Cell has passed numerous on-road tests for safety and durability conducted over an accumulated distance of 2 million miles. Plus, with features like its high-strength carbon fiber-wrapped fuel tank and several safety systems designed to protect passengers and first responders, the Tucson Fuel Cell is as safe as any vehicle on the road.

Welcome to driving solo in the HOV lanes.

While the Tucson Fuel Cell’s motor performs just as strongly as an internal combustion engine, its only emission is water. And it’s just as quiet as a standard EV, while going farther on a single fuel fill-up versus a single full charge. Plus, the Tucson Fuel Cell qualifies for federal and state rebates and you can register it to drive solo in HOV lanes.

Who has time to wait?

It takes less than 10 minutes to fully fill the Tucson Fuel Cell, compared to current EVs, which require up to 3 hours with a 240V charge, or up to 14 hours with a 110V charge. Legal

265 miles on one tank. Gotta love that.

As the first mass-produced hydrogen powered vehicle on the road, the driving range of the Tucson Fuel Cell is up to 265 miles;* similar to many cars available today, yet its only emission is water.

Highlights

Specifications

Dimensions

Powertrain

  • Hydrogen Fuel Cell
  • Proton Exchange Membrane
  • 100 kW
  • Induction
  • 134 hp
  • 12.4 lb. (5.63 kg.) at 10,000 psi
  • Li-Polymer
  • 0.95 (kWh)
  • 24 kW
  • 60 AH

Performance

  • 134 hp @ 5,000 RPM*
  • 221 @ 1,000 RPM*
  • 0
  • 265 miles**
  • 100
  • 12.5 sec
  • Single-Speed
  • FWD
  • 49 city / 51 hwy / 50 comb
  • 140 liters / 37 gallons

Safety Features

How it works

FAQs: Answers on demand

  • The Tucson Fuel Cell is currently being leased in Southern California. It will be available in other regions as fueling infrastructure becomes available.
  • The Tucson Fuel Cell is only available for a 36-month lease, $499 per month and $2,999 due at lease signing. This will include all maintenance, fuel, carpool lane access, and “At Your Service” concierge service for regularly scheduled complimentary maintenance and vehicle service.
  • No, at this time the vehicle is only available for lease. In addition, there is no purchase option at the end of the lease.
  • The Tucson Fuel Cell will initially be available only in Southern California due to the current availability of public hydrogen refueling stations. In the future, the Tucson Fuel Cell will be available in other areas as public refueling infrastructure expands beyond Southern California. Please refer to Hyundai.com for vehicle availability by zip code.
  • Due to limited vehicle availability and an emerging refueling infrastructure, anyone interested in leasing the Tucson Fuel Cell should go to Hyundai.com and enter their name, email address and zip code. An application will be made available to those who sign up. The names of those who qualify will be placed in a drawing which will take place near the vehicle launch date.
  • The Tucson Fuel Cell will qualify for a $5,000 rebate under California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. Please go to http://energycenter.org/clean-vehicle-rebate-project for more information.
  • The Tucson Fuel Cell has an estimated driving range of approximately 265 miles depending on driving conditions.
  • Refueling with hydrogen is similar to refueling a conventional gasoline powered vehicle. The Tucson Fuel Cell is capable of refueling from empty in less than 10 minutes.
  • If the vehicle runs out of fuel, it will need to be towed on a flatbed to the nearest refueling station.
  • No, servicing the Tucson Fuel Cell is similar to the conventional vehicle. Typical items include servicing the brakes, replacing the cabin air filter, replacing the coolant, etc.
  • The Tucson Fuel Cell does not emit any harmful greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide. Instead, water is the only emission.
  • Although fuel cells sound like a modern innovation, the first fuel cell was developed in the 1840s. NASA became the first to put fuel cells in use with the Gemini and Apollo spacecrafts, Skylab and the Space Shuttles. In the 1960s, auto companies began working with fuel cells in vehicles. Over the decades, fuel cells have become smaller, more powerful and longer lasting.
  • The Tucson Fuel Cell is equipped with a stop/start mode that shuts down the fuel cell stack and uses battery power when idling, minimizing energy loss in city driving. Additionally, the high-voltage battery is charged by the electric motor while braking, in Regeneration mode.
  • Fuel cell technology is simple and there are many similarities among the various automakers’ fuel cell designs. The Hyundai fuel cell has one major difference compared to its competitors: The Hyundai fuel cell uses near ambient air pressure to provide oxygen to the fuel cell stack compared to fuel cell systems that use compressed air. Compressing air requires additional energy. Hyundai’s design results in low parasitic loss in the oxygen supply, which leads to high fuel efficiency and reduces power consumption by 50 percent. This setup also reduces noise in the cabin.
  • Hyundai Fuel Cell vehicles have been subjected to extensive safety testing, including destructive and non-destructive evaluations at the component, system and vehicle level. There are many internal safety mechanisms to ensure the safety of the vehicle. All Hyundai vehicles complete a rigorous crash test program before they are ever driven on public roads. The Tucson Fuel Cell has undergone crash tests for offset-frontal, side and rear impact, as well as fire tests. Also, there are several impact sensors. In event of a crash, the sensors stop the release of hydrogen from the tanks.
  • Like any fuel, hydrogen requires proper handling and a safe system design for production, storage and usage. Hydrogen, if properly handled, is as safe as gasoline, diesel or natural gas—and in some instances even safer. For decades, hydrogen has been shipped and used safely in the United States for use in everything from welding to hydrogenated peanut butter.
    More than 70 million gallons of hydrogen are transported every year. Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, and it’s also the lightest—even lighter than helium. This means that if there’s a leak in a storage tank, the hydrogen dissipates quickly into the air, without polluting.
  • Yes, the tanks are very safe. There have been no reported cases of catastrophic failure of a storage tank. If a leak occurs, there is almost no risk of explosion because hydrogen is lighter than air and rises immediately, minimizing the risk of explosion. If the Tucson Fuel Cell is stored in an enclosed space, four onboard hydrogen sensors are designed to detect leaks and sound an alarm.

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