Hyundai’s hydrogen powered, zero-emissions vehicle, the Tucson Fuel Cell, earned a Silver Edison Award in Energy and Sustainability at the Edison Awards Gala in April. This prestigious award named after Thomas Edison – honors excellence in innovation in the development of new products and services.
“For over 15 years Hyundai has worked on the development of fuel cell vehicles, with the goal of being a zero-emissions vehicle with no compromise”, said Mike O’Brien, Vice President Corporate and Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Receiving this honor from a prestigious program like the Edison Awards is a reflection of the visionary leadership and hard work from some of the best engineers and designers in the industry.”
According to the Edison Awards, the recognition has become one of the highest accolades a company can receive in the name of innovation and business. “Our judges recognized our winners as true innovators,” said Frank Bonafilia, executive director of the Edison Awards.
So who judges these Edison awards? Who decides which vehicles make the cut? The ballot of nominees for the Edison Awards are judged by a panel of more than 3,000 leading business executives including past award winners, academics and leaders in the fields of product development, design, engineering, science and medical. And YES — the Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell won a silver, from these prestigious judges making the importance of this award even greater!
The Silver Edison Award is another feather in the cap of awards the Tucson Fuel Cell has earned since the zero-emission vehicle entered the U.S. market last summer.
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