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Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell Vehicles Arrive in California

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“I left my heart in San Francisco, but Hyundai blew my mind in Port Hueneme.” That’s because the all-new Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell CUV has arrived in Port Hueneme, California, to begin retail sales in the coming weeks in the southern portion of the Golden State. Sales of the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle mark the first time a mass-produced fuel cell vehicle has been available on the U.S. market.

Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle

The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle

The all-new fuel cell vehicle will be available via a leasing program, which will put drivers behind the wheel of the hydrogen-powered CUV for just $499 per month, which includes unlimited (and free) hydrogen refueling, as well as “At Your Service” valet maintenance. This service has been available for the Equus since 2010; if the driver’s vehicle requires maintenance, a Hyundai dealer will pick up the fuel cell to take it in for repairs, leaving the driver with a loaner car for the time being.

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“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,” said Mike O’Brien, vice president, corporate and product planning, Hyundai Motor America. “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.”

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The ordering process for the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles began yesterday. Non-Southern California residents will be able to get their hands on the CUV once refueling stations become more prominent.