Hyundai (OTC:HYMTF) hasn't been much of a player in the green-car wars. It offers a hybrid version of its Sonata sedan, but it's just so-so -- not up to the standard set by class leaders Toyota (NYSE:TM) and Ford (NYSE:F), say reviewers.

But Hyundai is looking past hybrids, and past battery-powered electrics -- and could be poised to leap to the fore of the field with the first-ever, mass-produced, fuel-cell vehicle. In this video, Fool.com contributor John Rosevear looks at Hyundai's surprising plans for a fuel-cell-powered electric SUV -- one that the company hopes to be selling in a big way in just a couple of years.