While companies like Tesla are pushing forwards with electric cars, companies like Hyundai are exploring alternatives in the form of hydrogen-powered fuel cells. The company has been working on the technology for a while and back in 2014, they introduced the Hyundai Tuscon Fuel Cell.
While it was a commendable effort, its range was still less than what was offered by the competition from the likes of Toyota and Honda. However according to a report from Nikkei (via Motor Trend), it seems that Hyundai could have a new fuel cell SUV in the works that is said to offer up 30% more range than its predecessor, which means that we can expect it to last drivers up to 348 miles on a single refuel.
However it seems that you might not be able to get your hands on it anytime soon as Hyundai only plans on launching it in January, 2018, but at the same time the company will reveal it at some point in 2017 and begin their marketing efforts. The new SUV is said to cost at around 60 million won, which is roughly $50,000, which makes it relatively affordable. Combine that with government subsidies for “greener” cars and they could have a winner on their hands.
That being said, the current model is a lease-only vehicle in the US so it is unclear if moving forwards Hyundai will change that up with the 2018 model.
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