Hyundai Nexo Fuel-Cell-EV SUV is capable of doing a 666 km range and have scored a 5-star rating from Euro NCAP crash test.
As we know, Hyundai has announced its plan to work on the feasibility of fuel-cell electric vehicles in the Indian market. Recently, the South Korean brand has showcased the Hyundai Nexo FCEV at the Auto Expo 2020 that gives us some hints about Hyundai’s first vehicle of this type for India.
First debuted at the India Korea Business Summit in 2018, the Hyundai Nexo is a mid-size electric SUV that draws power from a fuel-cell stack instead of a battery as on a conventional electric vehicle. The chemical reactions between hydrogen stored on the tanks and the oxygen from the atmosphere generate the electricity that powers the Nexo’s electric motor on board, with only water vapour being produced as the by-product.
Powering the all-new Nexo FCEV is an electric motor that can churn out 161 PS and 395 Nm of peak power and torque respectively. It is claimed to do a 0 – 100 kmph sprint in 9.2 seconds only. The Hyundai Nexo features three hydrogen tanks with a combined capacity of up to 156.6 litres, enough to propel the car to cover a 666 km range as per the Worldwide Harmonised Light Vehicles Test Procedure (WLTP) cycle. Hyundai Nexo is a futuristic technological-advanced SUV that comes with autonomous driving technology that boasts of the next-gen blind-spot monitor system. Other features in the SUV comprise of Highway Driving Assist and Lane Following Assist as standard along with the remote parking system as an option.
There is no denying the fact that India does not have a good infrastructure for EVs, let alone FCEVs. At present, the only hydrogen filling station is located in Delhi-NCR only that also takes a toll on the sales potential of this innovative Hyundai model, not to mention the pricing. In another movement, Hyundai had launched the battery-powered Kona EV in India last year, priced between Rs. 23.71 – 23.9 Lakh (ex-showroom, Delhi). For more updates, keep following IndianAuto.