29 Nov '12, 1pm

Official: Hyundai US chief maintains 2015 goal for production fuel-cell vehicle

So they will be able to build a handful a month by 2015, but can't say how much they will cost. One of the big reasons BEV's aren't ready for the big time when it comes to sales numbers yet is because they cost $10-$15,000 more than an equivalent ICE vehicle right now. The $7500 credit lessens that hit, but if the Volt/Leaf/FFE/Tesla S/Spark were all magically able to reduce their MSRP by $10k in January, can you imagine how their sales would skyrocket? Now, just how much do you think the HFC vehicles are going to cost in 2015, and they will probably be fleet sales or leases to start with anyway. So by 2016 HFC might actually be showing up for us to buy, but they will probably cost in excess of $50,000. Can you imagine what BEV's and EREV's are going to be selling for in 2016? A $5k premium over ICE? Less? How finished and fun they will be to drive? How easy it will be to ...

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