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electric vehicles make sense than other technologies, such as plug-in which have redundant Hyundai ’s U.S. CEO

CORONADO, CA Hyundai foresees distribution of its forthcoming ix35 electric vehicle in the U.S.

Krafcik, CEO of Hyundai Motor says the FCEV, which unveiled at last week s auto show, will be in all 50 states. However, he can t say whether the strategy will favor regions early on, as has been the with other alternative-powertrain such as the Chevrolet Volt and Leaf.

The ix35, based on the Tucson vehicle platform, will mass production and U.S. sales in 2015, Krafcik to media at a Santa Fe 3-row CUV here.

Up to now, FCEVs have been experimental or to test fleets at universities and companies. The exception is Honda s FCX model, which debuted in the in 2008 as a lease vehicle at $600 a month over 36

Krafcik says Hyundai to build and retail thousands of of the ix35. The Honda FCX Clarity has a total of 40 units, according to data. Honda officials the underwhelming sales on the slowness of development.

Krafcik is unfazed by the of hydrogen-refueling stations in the U.S. He the cost to install a station is $1 about the same as gasoline spend to comply with new laws that call for the of underground tanks to prevent of fuel into soil and

Hyundai believes FCEVs are the way to meet future stringent emissions requirements, he says, debating the merits of extended-range and vehicles and plug-in hybrids.

I the idea of a plug-in better a pure EV, but there s just so redundancy (in extended range), tells WardsAuto, referring to such as the Volt that are by an electric motor but rely on a gas engine to generate electricity the battery pack s charge is

Plug-in models also are for urban buyers, who often a dedicated parking place to their vehicle, he says.

also believes plug-ins the long term will victims of their own success as low electricity rates rise the number of cars sold, more power from the than off-peak hours can

Hyundai says the ix35 system generates 100 kW (134 The proprietary system includes a stack that converts to electricity to power the vehicle’s Performance is similar to that of a vehicle.

The ix35 Fuel can be refueled with hydrogen in a few The vehicle accelerates from mph (100 km/h) in 12.5 and has a top speed of 99.4 mph (160 Driving range is 370 miles km) between fill-ups.

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