Back in early 2013, before the Geneva Auto Show, Hyundai announced the first Tucson Fuel Cell production vehicle have rolled off the assembly line and was going to the Auto Show the following week. Originally, Hyundai had said production would start in 2012.
On November 20, 2013, Hyundai North America announced they would be offering the Tucson Fuel Cell for customer lease at 4 dealerships in California. California has 9 out of 10 of the USA’s hydrogen refueling stations.
On January 23, 2014, Hyundai announced that response on the FECVs microsite had ‘surprised even us.’ Hyundai also said they expect to deliver the Tucson Fuel Cell to a ‘small group’ of customers in the US within 60 days.
As of January 2015, the Hyundai Tucson Fuel-Cell Electric Vehicle is available in the Greater Vancouver area… for now. According to Hyundai’s Hydrogen mini-site for Canada:
The Tucson Fuel cell vehicle will only be available in the greater Vancouver area….for now. But, with this kind of potential, we are looking for people like you to sign up and help our movement grow. Sign up now, for availability, product information, and updates on the Hyundai Hydrogen Fuel cell movement.
Hyundai plans to build and lease 1000 of the Tucson Fuel Cell electric vehicles in Europe by 2015 to private and public fleets. Hyundai says its due to the hydrogen road map that the European Union has established.
In May 2015, Hyundai announced pricing on the ix35 Tucson Fuel Cell would be £67,985 in the UK. Through the HyFive consortium, an additional £15,000 in deductions is available if you qualify.
In June 2015, Hyundai delivered 15 ix35 (Tucson) FCEVs to Geneva.