Original plans about deliveries of the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell CUV were related to the end of the March when first units should have been delivered. In a conversation with Kevin Lee the representative of Hyundai suggests that first vehicles will be delivered in less than a month.
This is only a slight schedule change and it is not a major drawback. From the officials of Hyundai we have received information that the U.S. market models will come from South Korea before the end of April or at the beginning of May. Even these dates are pretty much confirmed we still do not know when these units will be shipped to their owners and when actual deliveries will start.
Specs Of 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell CUV
According to expectations there should be up to 100 of these vehicles operating before the end of this year. H2 powered models will come to the California only at first, this is done simply because there is most H2 filling stations. At this point one of the biggest problems is the fact that there aren’t enough of these filling stations and the customer selection will be done depending on the availability of the fueling stations in their area.
Number of filling stations should increase in the next few years and hydrogen should be offered in much more stations allowing to be available to larger number of drivers. As a result we could be seeing larger number of buyers that would conclude that their next car should be hydrogen powered. Currently there is between 70 and 100 vehicles that are driven and their power comes from hydrogen fuel cells. These are all almost identical to the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell CUV that will come to the market but are carrying the ix35 badge. Germany, South Korea, Austria, Italy and Norway are few countries to which these were delivered.
For those that are interested in purchasing or better say leasing the 2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell CUV, Hyundai has prepared special terms. Down payment of $2,999 plus 36 monthly rates of $499 is needed for buyers to get this vehicle. In the total price it is included Hyundai’s Valet Maintenance and unlimited refueling of hydrogen. This certainly is an attractive offer, especially for those that extensively use their vehicles and have high daily mileage.
Main reason why the hydrogen is free for all drivers is the fact that at this moment there is no generally accepted way of payments for the hydrogen that is refueled. On some stations H2 is priced at the general station maintenance fee while on other we Hyundai pays it a flat rate per recharge. This will be changed when the charging stations receive certificate to charge customers based on dollar per kilogram and that is expected to happen before the end of this year.
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell CUV Release Date
Another great news that was delivered to us in the conversation is that Hyundai is delivering additional effort to improve the fuel cell vehicles and that the next generation will offer a lot more. Production costs will be significantly reduced and technology improvements are significant. Just like every other car maker Hyundai also has a rate at which new models are delivered, this also applies for new technologies. Larger improvements like this one is a subject of discussion and there is a possibility that the develop time will be reduced so that it would be offered much sooner. Knowing this it is a good question if the new tech will be offered so soon, would it be wise to buy vehicle that will be available in the next few months or wait little later.