Hyundai’s hydrogen crossover Tuscon receives top award

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Hyundai’s hydrogen crossover Tuscon receives top award

Korea’s top automaker Hyundai Motor said yesterday that its fuel-cell hydrogen Tucson crossover has been given a first-place award at a European auto show for its innovative green car technology.

The Tucson ix hydrogen electric vehicle garnered the highest points to receive the 2013 FuturAuto award at the European Motor Show Brussels 2013, which runs from Friday to Jan. 20. It beat out other global brands, including Mercedes-Benz and Volvo, the company said in a statement.
The honor is given to the high-end technology, which led to the most innovative improvement in the car industry. The fuel-cell hydrogen car is equipped with a 100-kilowatt electric engine with two hydrogen tanks, which can travel 588 kilometers (365 miles) on a single charge, according to the company.

Hyundai said the Tucson is the first commercially available vehicle running on hydrogen in the world, and it aims to sell 1,000 units worldwide by 2015.
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