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Hyundai is promoting its hydrogen cell as an alternative to batteries

fuel-cell-powered Tucson crossover photo)


Battery-powered electric are being heralded as the clean-air, future, but there are some big including range anxiety, cost and the often-ignored fact the generation of electricity is not always an process.

Hyundai is promoting its vehicle as a much better The third-generation Hyundai Tucson Cell Electric Vehicle does away with batteries, can go as far as 300 miles between and never needs to be plugged in.

The crossover uses fuel-cell from compressed hydrogen to its own electricity and power an electric The FCEV Tucson performs at a equal to gasoline-powered vehicles and so with an energy source is not only renewable but also far than gasoline, according to

Production of the Hyundai Tucson Cell began at the company’s manufacturing plant in Korea in 2013, making Hyundai the automaker to begin commercial of a hydrogen-powered vehicle. The first car rolled off the assembly line on 26, 2013.

The company is planning a of the cars next year in which has been actively construction of refueling stations.

The Energy Commission (CEC) in awarded Hydrogen Frontier, a $3 million grant to build a new 100 renewable hydrogen fueling for fuel cell electric at Hyundai’s hydrogen energy and fueling station in Chino, The station is supposed to open to the by October 2014, joining the public stations open and 17 more that are in development. The is to have 68 stations in place to the larger rollout of the vehicles in the few years.

“Hyundai has been supporting energy companies and other globally to develop an easily and affordable hydrogen infrastructure,” Dr. Sung Hwan Cho, Hyundai America Technical Inc. “With world-class like Hydrogen Frontier and the of the California government, we are expanding the fueling infrastructure and taking one step toward mass of a fuel cell electric

Hydrogen fuel cells use to create electricity which the electric-drive vehicles. Fuel vehicles have no tailpipe emissions and their range fill-ups and the speed at which refuel are comparable to that of vehicles. The development of fueling such as the Chino facility, is to the success of fuel cells in the

Batteries: yesterday’s news?

As with a smartphone knows, ion batteries — the kind in most electric vehicles can be troublesome. Charging is time-consuming and the have an unfortunate tendency to occasionally starting fires.

also expensive, which automakers’ profits and makes vehicles so expensive that subsidies are required to move off dealer lots. So far, no one has a way to reduce the cost of the batteries in cars and the search for economies of hasn’t produced any answers, Moon-sik, Hyundai Motor president of RD, said at a recent

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There is no problem with the — only with the and profitability, Kwon said of EVs, according to Automotive We cannot make a profit them.

Other automakers are in the research phase and several formed partnerships to spread the costs, but Hyundai is going it for now, hoping to build for the technology and thereby spark of more fuel station

Feds get on board

The federal initially shunned fuel technology in favor of batteries, but in May H2USA. a public-private partnership Hyundai, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and to promote hydrogen refueling

H2USA will bring together to solve key infrastructure including leveraging low-cost gas resources. Through the program, and government partners will actions to encourage early of fuel cell electric conduct coordinated technical and analysis, and evaluate alternative infrastructure that can enable reductions and economies of scale.

“Fuel cell technologies are an part of an all-of-the-above approach to America’s transportation sector, our dependence on foreign oil and increase our in the global market,” said secretary for energy efficiency and energy, David Danielson in the Department’s press release. bringing together key stakeholders across the U.S. fuel and hydrogen industry, the H 2 USA partnership help advance affordable cell electric vehicles save consumers money and drivers more options.”

Tucson Fuel Cell is an integral part of our plan to low-carbon, fuel-efficient vehicles minimize fuel consumption and carbon dioxide emissions,” Gil Castillo, senior group alternative vehicle strategy, Motor America. “Our with the Energy Department and H 2 USA is way Hyundai is striving to meet the social needs for both and environmental preservation.”

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