Good news for hy­dro­gen fans

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Hy­dro­gen fans (whose ranks do not in­clude this pa­per) last week got good news af­ter a Hyundai Tuc­son set a new land speed record for a pro­duc­tion hy­dro­gen-pow­ered SUV. The sport ute also got there the way old rac­ers did — on its old wheels, thanks to the Tuc­son’s high road clear­ance. The new speed record is 152,2 km/h over the Soggy Dry Lake Bed in Cal­i­for­nia desert, but when driven at more se­date speeds, Hyundai states an EPA-es­ti­mated driv­ing range of 426 kilo­me­tres for its fuel cell SUV. But there is no an­swer yet to the prob­lem of find­ing a hy­dro­gen fuel sta­tion to tank up at, with Hyundai say­ing only ‘the in­fra­struc­ture in Cal­i­for­nia is rapidly grow­ing, with nearly 50 fore­casted to be in op­er­a­tion in 2016’. PHOTO: SUP­PLIED

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