With the first production Tucson FCEVs in the U.S. having been off loaded from the ship on May 20th and the first leases expected shortly, it's time to start a thread, so here it is. As a placeholder, here's a link to the brochure for the Scandinavian version:http://www.scandinavianhydrogen.org/sit ... evised.pdf
Here is something I wrote in the other thread:
RegGuheert wrote:What I object to is the idea that hydrogen is somehow the "end game". I believe this is the message being pushed by some in the oil industry since they believe that they have a chance to at least partially control the hydrogen market while they have little they can do with BEVs except lose market share to them. However, for most applications I believe BEVs are the "end game" and hydrogen is now simply a distraction from the steady roll-out that is now occurring.
As is clear from the brochure GRA provided, Hyundai is pushing this ill-founded idea:
Hyundai ix35 FCEV Brochure, page 3 wrote:Internal Combustion->Hybrid->Electric Vehicle->Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle
LTLFTcomposite wrote:24 kwh battery? Can that be charged from a plug without using the fuel cell?
If you put a plug on it and a larger battery that would make fueling more convenient (and less expensive in the future when hydrogen is no longer included in the lease) for the consumer and nearly impossible for the large corporations to control the hydrogen economy. The lack of a plug on an electric vehicle should give a better idea about the motivations behind the companies pushing FCEVs.
At 24kW (plus whatever the fuel cell puts out), that thing should be quite a dog compared with most BEVs.
Edit: Corrected based on Stoaty's proper read of the datasheet.