Hyundai plans to launch a new vehicle that uses a Hydrogen Fuel Cell, Hyundai Tucson for production during 2015. This vehicle uses a streamlined system of fuel cells by 20% through the modularization of components, by providing increased fuel efficiency is better, with travel 650 km per charge – the same as gasoline-powered cars. A new innovation for vehicles that develop hydrogen fuel cell vehicle generations. By 2015 this car plan will begin in mass production.
Hyundai FCEV is equipped with third generation fuel cell system and two 100-kilowatt hydrogen storage tank (700bar). SUVs can travel 650 kilometers on one charge – a range similar to gasoline powered cars. It can start in temperatures as low as minus 25 degrees Celsius. Range ix Tucson FCEV is an increase of 76 percent over the second-generation Tucson FCEV, which is limited to 370 kilometers on one charge. New models get the equivalent gasoline fuel efficiency of 31 kilometers per liter, an increase of 15 percent compared to previous versions.
More than 95 percent of the main components ix Tucson FCEV’s made with Korean technology through close cooperation with about 120 auto parts manufacturers in the country. overall volume of the fuel cell system downsized by 20-percent compared with the previous system through the modularization of a large part in the fuel cell system including fuel cell stack, balance of plant (BOP), inverter and high voltage junction box. Hyundai took part in the `Learning Demonstration Program” organized by the U.S. Department of Energy between 2004 and 2009. Next year, 48 ix Tucson FCEV will be part of the program `Domestic Fleet ‘which is supported by the Korean government.
Its hydrogen vehicles have so far registered more than 2 million kilometers. Hyundai plans to make limited supplies ix the Tucson FCEV in 2012 and started mass production in 2015. Hyundai launched a cutaway version of the vehicle at the Geneva Motor Show in March.
Comparison of the new Tucson FCEV ix (3 generations) and the Tucson FCEV (2nd generation)
CLASSIFICATION ix35 Tucson FCEV FCEV
SPECIFICATIONS 100kW 100kW Fuel Cell Stack
100kW 100kW Drive System
Energy Storage Systems 21kW
(* Battery) 100kW
(* Super Capacity)
700bar hydrogen tank
(Hydrogen: 5.6kg) 350bar
PERFORMANCE Maximum speed 160km / h 160 km / h
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