With gas prices soaring, Hyundai has unveiled a new fuel-cell-powered car. With innovated new technology and an-award winning design and engineering team, the new 2015 Tucson fuel-cell car promises to be groundbreaking.
Wondering how it works? According to MNN, a source for eco-friendly news, the 2015 Tucson fuel-cell car is powered by hydrogen-filled cells which generate electricity when combined with oxygen. Essentially, as long as there is pressurized H2, a catalyst, and air-flow, then a current of electrons can power the car.
It’s practically the Hindenburg all over again, right? Not quite. Hydrogen used in fuel-cells is typically diluted and the hydrogen tank is made of reinforced carbon fiber. Not only that, but the high dispersal rate and tendency of the gas to rise make it the equivalent of, if not safer than, gas.
The 2015 Tucson fuel-cell car drives like its cousin, the electric car. It’s not for the racetrack, but the hydrogen-powered car is quiet and incredibly efficient. It has a range of 250 miles, 134 horsepower, and 221 lb-ft of torque.
Hyundai is hoping to sell about 1,000 fuel-cell cars, so it’s just a stepping stone for now. If you’re not quite ready for a hydrogen powered car, have no fear. Stop by Glenbrook Hyundai to check out our (gas-powered) lineup. For more info on fuel-cell technology, click here.