COSTA MESA, Calif., May 16, 2013 – Hyundai is uniting with the Energy 
Department on a new public-private partnership called H2USA, which will focus 
on advancing hydrogen infrastructure to support more transportation energy 
options for U.S. consumers, including fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs). 
Named after the chemical symbol for hydrogen, the H2USA partnership brings 
together government agencies, gas suppliers, the hydrogen and fuel cell 
industries and automakers including Mercedes-Benz, Nissan and Toyota.            
While American automakers and private industry have made significant progress, 
H2USA will bring experts together to solve key infrastructure challenges, 
including leveraging low-cost natural gas resources. Through the program, 
industry and government partners will identify actions to encourage early 
adopters of fuel cell electric vehicles, conduct coordinated technical and 
market analysis, and evaluate alternative fueling infrastructure that can 
enable cost reductions and economies of scale.                                   
“Fuel cell technologies are an important part of an all-of-the-above approach 
to diversify America’s transportation sector, reduce our dependence on foreign 
oil and increase our competitiveness in the global market,” said assistant 
secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, David Danielson in the 
Energy Department’s press release. “By bringing together key stakeholders from 
across the U.S. fuel cell and hydrogen industry, the H2USA partnership will 
help advance affordable fuel cell electric vehicles that save consumers money 
and give drivers more options.”                                                  
Hyundai is currently making a fuel-cell-powered version of the Tucson with the 
goal of selling 1,000 units by 2015, when it will launch the next-generation 
Tucson and target annual output of about 10,000 units.                           
“Hyundai’s Tucson Fuel Cell program is an integral part of our plan to develop 
low-carbon, fuel-efficient vehicles that minimize fuel consumption and reduce 
carbon dioxide emissions,” said Gil Castillo, senior group manager, alternative 
vehicle strategy, Hyundai Motor America. “Our partnership with the Energy 
Department and H2USA is another way Hyundai is striving to meet the critical 
social needs for both mobility and environmental preservation.”                  
HYUNDAI MOTOR AMERICA                                                            
Hyundai Motor America, headquartered in Costa Mesa, Calif., is a subsidiary of 
Hyundai Motor Co. of Korea. Hyundai vehicles are distributed throughout the 
United States by Hyundai Motor America and are sold and serviced through more 
than 820 dealerships nationwide. All Hyundai vehicles sold in the U.S. are 
covered by the Hyundai Assurance program, which includes the 5-year/60,000-mile 
fully transferable new vehicle limited warranty, Hyundai’s 10-year/100,000-mile 
powertrain limited warranty, and five years of complimentary Roadside 
Assistance. Hyundai Assurance includes Assurance Connected Care that provides 
Hyundai owners with proactive safety and car care services made possible by the 
Hyundai Blue Link telematics platform, complimentary for three years. These 
services include Automatic Collision Notification, Enhanced Roadside 
Assistance, Vehicle Diagnostic Alert, Monthly Vehicle Health Report and 
in-vehicle service scheduling.                                                   
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