Hyundai’s Tucson will be the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The crossover utility vehicle can be refueled in less time than it takes to buy a gas station hot dog and supersize soda — not even 10 minutes — and has a 300-mile range. (By contrast, a typical zero-emission electric vehicle charges in three hours at 240 volts and goes 84 miles on a single charge.) The Tucson Fuel Cell will be available in Southern California, where most of the country’s hydrogen-friendly fueling stations are located. One of them, in Fountain Valley, is the world’s first powered by sewage.
Hits the road: June
Hits the wallet: $499 per month for a three-year lease, plus $2,999 due at signing.
[This article originally appeared in print as "Reinventing Our Wheels."]