Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell drivers recently accumulated more than 238,900 miles on the roads of Southern California—a distance Hyundai chose to highlight as the average distance from the earth to the moon. Hyundai has delivered more than 60 Tucson Fuel Cells since its introduction to the US market in June 2014 (earlier post).
Hyundai service engineers, with permission from vehicle owners, receive periodic mileage updates from Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles in Southern California, allowing them to calculate cumulative mileage totals as needed to assess fuel cell stack maintenance status.
The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell CUV has an estimated driving range of 265 miles (426 km) between fill-ups. Fuel cell driving range and vehicle performance are minimally affected by either extreme hot or cold ambient temperatures. The Tucson Fuel Cell can be refilled with hydrogen in about the same time as a typical gasoline vehicle of the same size.