Hyundai and USDOE Extend Fuel Cell Partnership in DC

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicle under the hood

In brief:The U.S. Department of Energy has extended its fuel cell vehicle confirmation program with Hyundai into a second phase, which will run through 2017.

Vehicle in the news

Year, Model: 2016 Tucson Fuel Cell
Manufacturer: Hyundai

The word

The first phase of the program ended in 2015, but will renew with emphasis on the Washington, D.C. area where a new hydrogen refueling station has opened. Hyundai is providing the Tucson Fuel Cell crossovers for the program and the DOE is managing the fleet and testing process.

The first phase focused on Southern California where more than one million miles were clocked by Hyundai's fuel cell vehicles cumulatively. Nearly 100 Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles have been delivered by Hyundai since its introduction to the U.S. in 2014.

The Tucson Fuel Cell utilizes a new-generation 100 kW fuel cell stack and 100 kW induction motor. Its top speed is 100 mph and a 24 kW lithium-ion battery pack provides short-term energy storage from the stack.

And so ...

Hyundai was the first major manufacturer to offer a fuel cell vehicle as a production vehicle.

Photo credits: Hyundai

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