Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell vehicle named as a ‘game changer’ at Autocar awards

The Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell vehicle has been named as a ‘game changer’ at the annual Autocar awards, in recognition of its trail-blazing zero emissions hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Hyundai Nexo Fuel Cell vehicle named as a ‘game changer’ at Autocar awards
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Nexo’s fuel cell powertrain offers the latest in fuel cell electric vehicle technology, with increased performance over its ix35 Fuel Cell predecessor. An on board electric motor produces 163PS, drawing power from an under-bonnet fuel cell stack, which combines oxygen from the surrounding air with hydrogen from Nexo’s high-pressure storage tanks. The result is electricity to power the motor and charge the battery, and water vapour, which harmlessly exits through the exhaust. With full tanks of hydrogen on board, Nexo is capable of travelling 414 miles (WLTP), before being able to refuel in just a few minutes.

Outside of its environmentally friendly powertrain, Nexo also has an advanced air purification system which filters 99.9 percent of very fine dust (PM2.5). The vehicle shows the exact amount of air purified on the display panel in the car. Nexo has also been independently awarded the UL Bio Environmental Seal for the use of bio fibres from sugar cane waste and vegetable plasticisers in the headliner and carpet areas, bio plastics from sugar cane and corn waste in door, seat, pillar and console trims and bio paint extracted from rapeseed and soybean oils for the dashboard and centre console.

“Hyundai has become a world leader in advancing alternative fuel technologies, and developing them to production maturity before its rivals” said Mark Tisshaw, Editor of Autocar. “Hot on the heels of its Kona Electric – arguably a game changer itself – Hyundai has quickly launched Nexo, a new, hydrogen-powered SUV you can buy right now. Actually, it’s the latest of several generations of hydrogen fuel cell Hyundais, launched while most car makers are still years behind”.

Ashley Andrew, Managing Director, Hyundai Motor UK, added that the company has been pioneering fuel cell technology for years, including the launch of the world’s first commercially available example, the ix35 fuel cell. He said that Hyundai has developed that offering even further into a beautifully designed, enormously advanced and sustainable SUV that has already seen major interest from commercial customers throughout the UK.

Nexo is available directly from Hyundai Motor UK. All vehicles come with Hyundai’s five year unlimited mileage warranty, roadside assistance package, five year annual health check, twelve year anti-corrosion warranty and eight year high voltage battery warranty.

The Autocar ‘Game Changer’ awards are handed to cars that bring new, higher standards to a hard-fought class, or for defying conventions to bring unexpected benefit for buyers.

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