Following the arrival of the first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cells at the ports of Los Angeles, the retail sale of America's first mass-produced hydrogen car is expected within the next several weeks in Southern California. Free refills, y'all!
While Toyota is totally going to sell a hydrogen fuel cell car in 2015, Hyundai is already at the shores with the same technology. At least in the Los Angeles/Orange County region.
Their deal sound pretty good, actually. You put down $2,999 and get a Tucson Fuel Cell for a 36-month term at $499 a month. For that money, you also get unlimited free hydrogen refueling and all the same services of the Hyundai Equus "At Your Service" valet program, meaning if your fuel cell CUV requires any service, a Hyundai dealer will pick it up and provide a loan vehicle, then return the car after service at no charge.
Here's what Hyundai says about hydrogen power:
Hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles represent the next generation of zero-emission electric vehicle technology, and we're proud of our leadership role in this important segment of the alternative fuel vehicle market.
The range and refueling time of our Tucson Fuel Cell compare favorably with gasoline vehicles, making them a seamless transition from traditional gasoline-powered vehicles. We're excited to provide customers in Southern California a way to transition to a zero-emission vehicle with minimal compromises.
Said range is yet to be defined, but if you want to learn more about the car, head over to Hyundai's microsite.