Hyundai Tucson ix35 at hydrogen refuelling station
Hyundai intends to launch a dedicated hydrogen fuel cell car and it's speculated that it could be SUV.
As of today, the Korean company offers the ix35 Fuel Cell, which is based on a conventional model.
The new bespoke car will have even longer range of up to 500 miles (800 km) compared to up to 375 miles/600 km today. And top speed will be increased from 100 mph to 110 mph.
Customer feedback is indicating a need for more boot space and this is one of the reasons why it could be an SUV.
Sae-Hoon Kim, Hyundai-Kia’s head of hydrogen fuel cell research, said to Autocar that "Battery and fuel cell will co-exist, but fuel cell is the best powertrain for larger vehicles."
Now, we need just couple years to check Tesla Model X and Audi Q6 BEV versus hydrogen fuel cell SUVs to hopefully dispel the thesis.