2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Specs — How About This?
The 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell will be released by this summer. This green version of Hyundai’s popular crossover isn’t a big surprise. They already distribute the Hyundai ix35, which is a European name for practically the same vehicle as the Tucson. So, this means the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell will have the same specs as its European incarnation. It has the same fuel cells, a 12.3-pound hydrogen tank, lithium-polymer battery and the same electric motor which generates 134 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque. Due to the fact that battery and hydrogen tank are nested under the cabin, the passengers’ comfort level is decreased compared to the conventional Tucson, but that’s not something that will cause any trouble. A bigger trouble may be the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell driving range along with the lack of hydrogen stations, but even that is not something that should stop you going green in this incredible CUV. Especially when you see the specs and offered lease arrangement which includes unlimited free fuel and vehicle maintenance.
2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON FUEL CELL DIMENSIONS
The truth is, the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell is 0.4″ longer, but the rear-seats legroom is 0.6″ smaller, as well as the trunk, whose capacity is 1.9 cubic feet smaller. That’s not something to worry about, since the most of the people couldn’t even spot the difference. The 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell dimensions are satisfactory. It is 173.6 in. long, 65.2 in. high and 71.7 in. wide. With 103.9 in. long wheelbase and 39.4 in. front / 39.1 in. rear head room, this crossover is comfortable as before.
2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON FUEL CELL SPECS
The most interesting aspect of the 2015 Tucson Fuel Cell is its powertrain. With 250-300 miles driving range and only 10 minutes needed for a refill, it seems the future came with this crossover. However, the main problem is lack of hydrogen stations. But, in a couple of years, when the first additional 19 hydrogen filling stations start working (most of it in Los Angeles and San Francisco), there would be much more Tucson Fuel Cell CUVs on the Californian roads. With nine hydrogen stations within the L.A. area and aforementioned driving range, you won’t have trouble refilling it if you live there, but that number seems to be demotivating for potential buyers. The 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell has, of course, zero CO2 emission. Its 100-kW induction motor has already mentioned power output — 134 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 221 lb-ft of torque at 1000 rpm. The 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell max speed is 100 mph and it sprints from 0 to 62 mph in 12.5 seconds. This CUV comes with FWD. Its fuel tank will be able to store 12.4 lb of fuel at 10,000 psi. That would be enough for 300 miles of drive (max). Although it may seem like a good idea, the manufacturer doesn’t have plans to develop home fueling at the moment.
2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON FUEL CELL VALET PROGRAM
This green crossover comes with the valet program called At Your Service, like the 2015 Hyundai Equus. This means that they will provide a loaner when they pick up your vehicle which needs service and when they’re done, they will return your Tucson where you ask them.
2015 HYUNDAI TUCSON FUEL CELL RELEASE DATE AND PRICE
The 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell will be released by the summer. At first, sales will start at several dealerships in South California. As for the price, the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell will be available for 36-month lease. With $2,999 payed while signing and $499 per month, you will get your green CUV, full maintenance and unlimited free fuel. Of course, no need to mention, you’ll be able to get HOV/carpool lane access.