Hyundai is Helping to Ramp-up the Hydrogen Infrastructure in the US

Here at Green Family Hyundai, we knew that hydrogen fuel was gaining some traction globally. After we communicated that Hyundai would be producing a fuel cell edition of the Tucson, we realized that the movement was catching on here in the US, too.

However, the folks at our Moline, IL dealership were still pretty surprised to learn that a hydrogen infrastructure is already underway in California. In fact there are about 10 refilling sites in the state. Furthering that effort by teaming up with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and a few other businesses, Hyundai has made plans to open the hydrogen refueling station at their America Technical Center to the public.

It certainly won't happen overnight, but the plan is to have a station that supplies 100 percent renewable hydrogen to drivers by October of 2014. While all of this fuel cell stuff may be new to us, apparently, it's been in the works for a while now.

President of the Hyundai America Technical Center, Dr. Sung Hwan Cho, confirms, "Hyundai has been supporting governments, energy companies and other organizations globally to develop an easily accessible and affordable hydrogen infrastructure. With world-class partners like Hydrogen Frontier and the support of the California government, we are expanding the hydrogen fueling infrastructure and taking one more step toward mass production of a fuel cell electric vehicle."1

It's pretty exciting to hear how close we are to seeing these types of vehicles join our new Hyundai lineup. Be sure to stay connected to our blog and we'll fill you in on all of the ecofriendly updates just as soon as we find them.

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