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Hyundai, Department Of Energy Preparing U.S. Roadways For Rollout Of Fuel Cell Vehicles Nationwide

Hyundai-DOE-ProjectHyundai and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have announced they are extending their fuel cell vehicle confirmation program, originally slated to run from 2013 through 2015, into its second phase, which will run from 2016 through 2017.

The program involves Hyundai providing a number of Tucson Fuel Cell CUVs for daily use by the DOE using existing hydrogen infrastructure. This phase of the program will make significant use of a newly opened hydrogen refueling station in the Washington, D.C., region.

Phase one of the Hyundai/DOE program focused exclusively in the Southern California region, where the earliest hydrogen infrastructure existed. Phase two further expands the program’s reach to Northern California, Washington, D.C., Michigan and Denver. Phase two starts in July 2016 in conjunction with the opening of the newest D.C.-based hydrogen station. Tucson fuel cell vehicles will use this newest DOE-developed hydrogen station extensively.

The Hyundai/DOE partnership is working preparation for the rollout of fuel cell vehicles nationwide in the near future. Some key advantages of hydrogen fuel cells over battery-powered electrified vehicles include their quick refueling capability, longer range, more flexible vehicle size scalability and maintenance of range performance in colder climates.

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