Next-gen Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell to get a big range boost

Expect to drive 30% farther in the hydrogen-powered crossover.

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Hyundai is upping their fuel cell game with a big increase in range for the hydrogen-powered Tucson.

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The 2017 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell can go 265 miles between fuelings.

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The five-seat crossover currently has a range of 265 miles and has an EPA fuel rating equivalent of 50 miles per gallon combined. The next generation, due in January of 2018, will get a 30% improvement in range to 348 miles per tank.

This increase puts it in line with competitors from Honda and Toyota. The current Honda Clarity has a range of 366 miles and the Toyota Mirai can truck along for 312 miles before it needs a refueling.

The current Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell is only available as a $499 per month three year lease exclusively in California. We have no word on whether customers will be able to purchase this updated model, but we're betting Hyundai will keep this baby as a lease-only.

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