With the modern facilities and decades (and billions of dollars) spent on research for hydrogen technology, we are now ready to face a new era of mechanical fuel of which hydrogen takes a vital role. Hyundai has emerged with their own version of fuel cell technology that guarantees the safety and efficiency of vehicle performance. This year, the carmaker introduces Tucson Fuel Cell, a bullet-formed hatchback that drives in almost a stealth-like manner.
Exterior and Interior
While some would argue of the bulky exterior that could be a problem when it comes to entering narrow spaces, the form of Tucson Fuel Cell is impressive enough for an outlook. It hosts 5 doors of which the fifth one is located at the rear, making it a hatchback.
Spacious enough and consists of comfortable seats, you will enjoy a relaxing glide on the roads with this Hyundai car. Though one must admit, the main strength of the vehicle is still its hydrogen fuel cell engine.
Engine, Transmission and Price
EV’s or electric vehicles such as Tucson Fuel Cell draw power from electric motors. In this case, it is from a 100 kW electric motor that could summon 134 horsepower and 221 lb-ft. of torque. Now, as for the tanks, you shouldn’t worry for they are almost impenetrable that even you fire bullets straight at them, they almost wouldn’t have a scratch. They are designed that if ever there were hydrogen leak, the element would only dissipate in the air even before it reacts to combustion.
Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell also drives like a certified Tucson—quiet, smooth and comfortable. However, it is not perfect enough as the transmission hails single speed auto-transmission with the power concentrated merely on front wheels. Moreover, this babe has more weight than the average FWD Tucson. For 4,101 lbs, its weight is 900lbs. over the conventional scale of required heaviness.
- Engine : 100 kWh electric motor
- Transmission : Single-speed automatic, front wheel drive
- Power : 134hp
- Torque : 221 lb-ft.
- Mileage : (city) 49 MPGe; (highway) 51 MPGe
- Price : (USA) $499/mo. for a 36-month term
(Canada) $599/mo. for a 36-month term