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Fuel cell technology that’s on the road now.

As the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle and the first CUV to ever offer fuel cell technology, the Tucson Fuel Cell is one of the most futuristic vehicles on the road today. While it performs just as strongly as an internal combustion engine, its only emission is water. And it’s just as quiet as a standard EV, while going farther on a single fuel fill-up versus a single full charge.

The amazing Tucson Fuel Cell

  • Free Fuel
  • Free Concierge Maintenance
  • HOV Lane Access
36-month lease, $2,999 due at lease signing. Excludes fees and taxes.

Meet everyday superheroes. Powered by fuel cell.

See how fuel-cell superheroes are making the world a better place.

They are among us. Hidden in plain sight, boldly changing the world. They look like us. They drive like us. Their superpower: the fuel cell. Indeed, no one could possibly guess that hiding beneath the hood of this appealing CUV lies what is potentially the most revolutionary fuel source on Earth.

Learn more about these everyday superheroes and the extremely efficient, environmentally friendly CUV they drive.

The zero-emission miles are adding up.
This odometer shows how the drivers of the Tucson Fuel Cell are already doing their part to make our world a better
place, day after day, mile after zero-emission mile.
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Where to fill up now and down the road.

Expected to open in 2015

Burbank Station 145 West Verdugo Ave.
Burbank, CA 91502

Cal State LA Station 5151 State University Dr.
Los Angeles, CA 90032

Torrance Station 2051 190th St.
Torrance, CA 90504

Harbor City Station 25800 Western Ave.
Harbor City, CA 90710

Long Beach Station 3401 Long Beach Blvd.
Long Beach, CA 90807

Fountain Valley Station 10844 Ellis Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708

UC Irvine Station 19172 Jamboree Rd.
Irvine, CA 92612

Newport Beach Station 1600 Jamboree Rd.
Newport Beach, CA 92660

West LA II Station 11261 Santa Monica Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90025

Diamond Bar Station 21865 Copley Dr.
Diamond Bar, CA 91765

Chino Station 12600 East End Ave.
Chino, CA 91710

West LA I Station 1819 Cloverfield Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

San Juan Capistrano Station 26572 Junipero Serra Rd.
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675

LAX Station 10400 Aviation Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90045


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Wrap yours in sustainable style.

These two new vehicle wraps are a beautiful way to draw attention to the Tucson Fuel Cell’s benefits for the environment and your pioneering spirit. Choose from two wrap designs: The Wave themed wrap is available with all vehicle colors, while the Topography themed wrap is only available on Winter White and Chromium Silver vehicles. And best of all, the wrap and installation are included at no additional cost. Just select your preference when you fill out your driver’s application. Want to go incognito? That’s OK, just mark your choice on the application.

The first fuel cell ever named to Ward’s 10 Best Engines list.

Every year for the past twenty, Ward’s Automotive Group editors have tested the world’s most advanced engines in order to compile its Ward’s 10 Best Engines list. For 2015, the Hyundai zero-emissions fuel cell engine in the Tucson Fuel Cell earned a spot on this prestigious list. It’s the first time in HISTORY a hydrogen fuel cell has ever received this coveted honor. How cool is that?

Safety: Another essential element.

The Tucson Fuel Cell has passed numerous on-road tests for safety and durability conducted over an accumulated distance of 2 million miles. Plus, with features like its high-strength carbon fiber-wrapped fuel tank and several safety systems designed to protect passengers and first responders, the Tucson Fuel Cell is as safe as any vehicle on the road.

Welcome to driving solo in the HOV lanes.

While the Tucson Fuel Cell’s motor performs just as strongly as an internal combustion engine, its only emission is water. And it’s just as quiet as a standard EV, while going farther on a single fuel fill-up versus a single full charge. Plus, the Tucson Fuel Cell qualifies for federal and state rebates and you can register it to drive solo in HOV lanes.

Who has time to wait?

It takes less than 10 minutes to fully fill the Tucson Fuel Cell, compared to current EVs, which require up to 3 hours with a 240V charge, or up to 14 hours with a 110V charge.

265 miles on one tank. Gotta love that.

As the first mass-produced hydrogen powered vehicle on the road, the driving range of the Tucson Fuel Cell is up to 265 miles;* similar to many cars available today, yet its only emission is water.




Fuel System:
Hydrogen Fuel Cell
Fuel Cell Type:
Proton Exchange Membrane
Fuel Cell Stack Power (max):
100 kW
Electric Motor Type:
Electric Motor Power (max):
134 hp
Maximum Hydrogen Storage Capacity:
12.4 lb. (5.63 kg.) at 10,000 psi
Battery Type:
Battery Energy:
0.95 (kWh)
Battery Power (max):
24 kW
Battery Capacity:
60 AH


Horsepower (est.):
134 hp @ 5,000 RPM*
Torque (est.):
221 @ 1,000 RPM*
CO2 Emission (g/mile):
Max Driving Range (per tank):
265 miles**
Max Vehicle Speed (mph):
Acceleration (0-62 mph):
12.5 sec
Miles-per-gallon Equivalent
49 city / 51 hwy / 50 comb
Hydrogen Tank Capacity
140 liters / 37 gallons

Safety Features

  • The comprehensive Vehicle Stability Management (VSM) system kicks in to help give you more control when you need it most. The VSM links Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and Motor-Driven Power Steering (MDPS) to help provide optimal stability, improve brake performance and acceleration or even increase steering power.
  • ESC helps compensate for over or understeering by predicting your intended path and applying just the right amount of braking force to individual wheels to help you maintain control.
  • ESC also includes a Traction Control System (TCS). When roads get slick, TCS activates to help reduce wheelspin and help give you the stable acceleration you need. So even when the weather gets bad, Traction Control will help give you commanding performance on the road.
  • Emergency braking can cause a vehicle’s wheels to lock up and skid, resulting in a loss of steering control right when you need it most. ABS helps prevent your wheels from locking up under hard braking. Instead, it rapidly pulses the brakes so you can steer safely to a stop.
  • The front airbags feature the Supplemental Restraint System (SRS) which is designed to work with the three-point seatbelt system. The SRS deploys in certain frontal and/or side-impact conditions where significant injury is likely. The SRS is not a substitute for seatbelts, which should be worn at all times. The integrated Occupant Classification System (OCS) adjusts the force of deployment depending on the size of the front seat passenger. Should the front seat be unoccupied, the passenger airbag won’t activate at all, saving on future repair costs.
  • Despite all of the Tucson Fuel Cell’s advanced preventative safety features, sometimes accidents are just unavoidable. That’s why we’ve loaded the interior with dual front, side-impact and side-curtain airbags to help keep you and your passengers safe.
  • This feature gives you added confidence by minimizing vehicle roll back when starting from a stop on an incline.
  • In emergency braking situations, many drivers may not hit the brakes hard enough to achieve the shortest possible stopping distance. Brake Assist (BA) senses emergency braking and immediately applies the maximum braking force to help you stop in time.

FAQs: Answers on demand

  • When will the Tucson Fuel Cell be available?
    The Tucson Fuel Cell is currently being leased in Southern California. It will be available in other regions as fueling infrastructure becomes available.
  • How much does the Tucson Fuel Cell lease cost?
    The Tucson Fuel Cell is only available for a 36-month lease, $499 per month and $2,999 due at lease signing. This will include all maintenance, fuel, carpool lane access, and “At Your Service” concierge service for regularly scheduled complimentary maintenance and vehicle service.
  • Is it possible to purchase the Tucson Fuel Cell?
    No, at this time the vehicle is only available for lease. In addition, there is no purchase option at the end of the lease.
  • Where do I have to live in order to lease a Tucson Fuel Cell?
    The Tucson Fuel Cell will initially be available only in Southern California due to the current availability of public hydrogen refueling stations. In the future, the Tucson Fuel Cell will be available in other areas as public refueling infrastructure expands beyond Southern California. Please refer to for vehicle availability by zip code.
  • How and when can I place an order for the Tucson Fuel Cell?
    Due to limited vehicle availability and an emerging refueling infrastructure, anyone interested in leasing the Tucson Fuel Cell should go to and enter their name, email address and zip code. An application will be made available to those who sign up. The names of those who qualify will be placed in a drawing which will take place near the vehicle launch date.
  • Does the Tucson Fuel Cell qualify for any government subsidies?
    The Tucson Fuel Cell will qualify for a $5,000 rebate under California’s Clean Vehicle Rebate Project. Please go to for more information.
  • How far can you drive on one fill-up in the Tucson Fuel Cell?
    The Tucson Fuel Cell has an estimated driving range of approximately 265 miles depending on driving conditions.
  • How long does it take to fill up the Tucson Fuel Cell?
    Refueling with hydrogen is similar to refueling a conventional gasoline powered vehicle. The Tucson Fuel Cell is capable of refueling from empty in less than 10 minutes.
  • What happens if I run out of fuel in the Tucson Fuel Cell?
    If the vehicle runs out of fuel, it will need to be towed on a flatbed to the nearest refueling station.
  • Are there any special maintenance requirements for the Tucson Fuel Cell?
    No, servicing the Tucson Fuel Cell is similar to the conventional vehicle. Typical items include servicing the brakes, replacing the cabin air filter, replacing the coolant, etc.
  • What impact does the Tucson Fuel Cell leave on the environment?
    The Tucson Fuel Cell does not emit any harmful greenhouse gas emissions such as carbon dioxide. Instead, water is the only emission.
  • How long has the fuel cell technology been around?
    Although fuel cells sound like a modern innovation, the first fuel cell was developed in the 1840s. NASA became the first to put fuel cells in use with the Gemini and Apollo spacecrafts, Skylab and the Space Shuttles. In the 1960s, auto companies began working with fuel cells in vehicles. Over the decades, fuel cells have become smaller, more powerful and longer lasting.
  • What other features help make the Tucson Fuel Cell more efficient?
    The Tucson Fuel Cell is equipped with a stop/start mode that shuts down the fuel cell stack and uses battery power when idling, minimizing energy loss in city driving. Additionally, the high-voltage battery is charged by the electric motor while braking, in Regeneration mode.
  • What makes Hyundai’s Tucson Fuel Cell different from others?
    Fuel cell technology is simple and there are many similarities among the various automakers’ fuel cell designs. The Hyundai fuel cell has one major difference compared to its competitors: The Hyundai fuel cell uses near ambient air pressure to provide oxygen to the fuel cell stack compared to fuel cell systems that use compressed air. Compressing air requires additional energy. Hyundai’s design results in low parasitic loss in the oxygen supply, which leads to high fuel efficiency and reduces power consumption by 50 percent. This setup also reduces noise in the cabin.
  • How safe is the Fuel Cell technology?
    Hyundai Fuel Cell vehicles have been subjected to extensive safety testing, including destructive and non-destructive evaluations at the component, system and vehicle level. There are many internal safety mechanisms to ensure the safety of the vehicle. All Hyundai vehicles complete a rigorous crash test program before they are ever driven on public roads. The Tucson Fuel Cell has undergone crash tests for offset-frontal, side and rear impact, as well as fire tests. Also, there are several impact sensors. In event of a crash, the sensors stop the release of hydrogen from the tanks.
  • How safe is hydrogen?
    Like any fuel, hydrogen requires proper handling and a safe system design for production, storage and usage. Hydrogen, if properly handled, is as safe as gasoline, diesel or natural gas—and in some instances even safer. For decades, hydrogen has been shipped and used safely in the United States for use in everything from welding to hydrogenated peanut butter. More than 70 million gallons of hydrogen are transported every year. Hydrogen is the most common element in the universe, and it’s also the lightest—even lighter than helium. This means that if there’s a leak in a storage tank, the hydrogen dissipates quickly into the air, without polluting.
  • Are the hydrogen storage tanks safe?
    Yes, the tanks are very safe. There have been no reported cases of catastrophic failure of a storage tank. If a leak occurs, there is almost no risk of explosion because hydrogen is lighter than air and rises immediately, minimizing the risk of explosion. If the Tucson Fuel Cell is stored in an enclosed space, four onboard hydrogen sensors are designed to detect leaks and sound an alarm.



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