SAN JOSE — Capitol Hyundai in San Jose, a member of the Del Grande Dealer Group, became the fifth qualified dealer for Hyundai’s zero-emissions Tucson Fuel Cell hydrogen electric vehicle. Capitol Hyundai of San Jose will be the first Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell dealer in Northern California’s Bay Area region. Hyundai was the first manufacturer in the U.S. to offer consumers the opportunity to lease a mass-produced fuel cell vehicle, the zero-emissions Tucson Fuel Cell CUV.
Since its launch in June 2014, Tucson Fuel Cell drivers have accumulated nearly one million zero-emissions miles on the streets of Southern California. This accumulated mileage has helped improve air quality in the region by more than 400 tons of CO2 emissions when compared with a similar internal-combustion-powered CUV. Hyundai has delivered nearly 100 Tucson Fuel Cells since its introduction as the first mass-produced fuel cell vehicle in the U.S. market in June 2014.
“Capitol Hyundai is excited to be added as a qualified dealer for Hyundai’s zero-emissions Tucson Fuel Cell hydrogen electric vehicle,” said Mr. Shaun Del Grande, Owner, Capitol Hyundai/Del Grande Dealer Group. “Our location in the Bay Area region is Hyundai’s first in Northern California, making it more convenient for local residents to conveniently acquire their new Tucson Fuel Cell CUV, helping reduce greenhouse gas emissions where they work and live.”
“Hyundai is proud to add Capitol Hyundai to its growing collection of approved zero-emissions Tucson Fuel Cell dealers,” said Dave Zuchowski, president and CEO, Hyundai Motor America. “Capitol Hyundai adds a convenient location in the San Francisco Bay Area to better serve our newest fuel cell customers inNorthern California.”
Capitol Hyundai joins existing Hyundai Fuel Cell dealers Keyes Hyundai, Tustin Hyundai, Win Hyundai inCarson and Hardin Hyundai in Anaheim, for a total of five qualified fuel cell dealers in both Southern andNorthern California. To become a qualified Hyundai Fuel Cell dealer, approved dealers must fulfill significant additional hydrogen fuel cell requirements in both customer service and technical services.
The Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell CUV has a number of advantages over some other alternative fuels. The energy-rich hydrogen fuel provides an estimated driving range of 265 miles between fill-ups, similar to many gasoline vehicles. Further, both fuel cell driving range and vehicle performance are minimally affected by either extreme hot or cold ambient temperatures, giving owners an extra measure of peace of mind as they go about their day. Even more important for consumers transitioning from gasoline vehicles, the Tucson Fuel Cell can be refilled with hydrogen in about the same time as a typical gasoline vehicle of the same size.