The Hyundai Blue2 fuel cell electric vehicle was unveiled for future drivers recently at the Seoul Motor Show in South Korea. The concept vehicle uses a 90 Kw fuel cell to deliver not only significant power but an 82 mpge fuel efficiency rating.
The Hyundai Blue2 is a significant upgrade from their current lineup including the Hyundai I-Blue and the Hyundai Tucson Hybrid FCEV. The Blue2 is the Korean automakers first sedan size fuel cell vehicle which gives one an indication that they are getting serious about rolling out hydrogen powered autos before the 2015 deadlines that the other major automakers have set.
In fact in August 2010, Hyundai stated quite clearly that they would be rolling out 500 fuel cell vehicles in 2012, so the Blue2 may only be a concept vehicle for now, but this could also be either the precursor to or the actual vehicle that rolls out next year.
Now, 500 vehicles may not seem like a significant amount. But it’s a start. And besides Daimler and Honda leasing a couple hundred FCV’s, no other auto company has let you buy a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle yet.
The Hyundai Blue2 has several other features that I won’t mention here because I’ve mentioned a full review elsewhere. So follow the link I’ve just provided and find out the full details of Hyundai’s newest FCV, the Blue2.