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Hyundai Delivers First Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle in Quebec

Hyundai has leased the first-ever zero-emissions, hydrogen powered fuel cell electric vehicle, the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell, in Quebec. Attending the delivery ceremony was (from l to r) Pierre Arcand, Quebec Minister of Energy and Natural Resources; Faizan Agha, Manager of Advanced Product Development with Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.; Daniel McMahon, Rector of University of Quebec at Trois-Rivieres; and Richard Chahine, Director of the Hydrogen Research Institute. (CNW Group/Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.)

Hyundai Auto Canada Corp., the first automotive brand in Canada to deliver zero-emissions, hydrogen-powered Tucson Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEV) to customers in B.C. and Ontario

TROIS-RIVIÈRES, QC, Aug. 11, 2016 /CNW/ – Yesterday, Paul-Yvan Deschênes with the Centre de Gestion de l’Equipment Roulant (CGER), took delivery of a 2016 Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle marking the third province where the cutting-edge vehicle can be found.

The CGER manages vehicle fleets for Quebec provincial ministries and the lease is in partnership with the Hydrogen Research Institute of Trois-Rivieres at Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières. The vehicle will be refueled at the Institute.

In November, 2014, Hyundai Auto Canada announced it would become the first Canadian automotive company to offer its Tucson FCEV to actual, real-world customers. Since the first vehicle delivery took place in February, 2015, six Tucson FCEVs have been delivering thousands of zero-emissions kilometres on the roads of British Columbia. In the spring of 2016, the first customer in Ontario received a vehicle. With every step, Hyundai is further demonstrating the capabilities of FCEV technology and calling for investment in infrastructure development.

Hyundai’s advanced fuel cell technology effectively replaces the battery pack used in an electric vehicle by generating electricity from an electrochemical process that involves stored hydrogen and oxygen from the atmosphere. The process does not involve hydrogen combustion, and there are no moving parts within the fuel cell stack. The only by-product is pure water vapour, making the Tucson FCEV a zero-emissions electric vehicle. Further, unlike battery electric vehicles, the Tucson FCEV takes less than five minutes to refuel with hydrogen gas and can deliver an estimated 426 km of emissions-free driving.

For more information about the Tucson FCEV, visit www.hyundaihydrogen.ca.

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