Hyundai delivers first Tucson Fuel Cell vehicles in the US market

First batch of hydrogen-powered crossovers available for lease only.

As promised, Hyundai's first batch of Tucson Fuel Cell crossovers has rolled off a transport ship in the Port of Los Angeles.

The hydrogen-powered vehicles are being offered in the US via lease only. Focusing on the California market, where owners will be able to find refueling stations, the crossovers are headed to dealers in Tustin, Carson and Anaheim.

"The range and refueling time of our Tucson Fuel Cell compare favorably with gasoline vehicles, making them a seamless transition from traditional gasoline-powered vehicles," says Hyundai Motor America vice president of corporate and product planning, Mike O'Brien.

The Tucson's Hyundai-developed fuel-cell system powers an electric motor that provides 134 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque, with a useful range of approximately 300 miles. The company suggests refueling takes less than 10 minutes.

Customers will be able to try out the technology with a 36-month lease at $499 per month with $2,999 down. The program includes unlimited free fuel, along with Hyundai's "At Your Service" home pick-up maintenance service.

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