21.3.2019Hyundai Nexo launched in the UK
Hyundai has announced UK pricing for the Nexo, the firm's second generation hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEV).
With an official range of 414 miles on a tank, the Nexo joins the likes of the Kona Electric and Ioniq Electric in Hyundai's electric vehicle range, and makes up one of 44 electrified models due by 2025.
The SUV has been designed specifically to fit the hydrogen fuel cell powertrain, differing from Hyundai's previous FCEV model - the ix35 Fuel Cell - which was adapted to fit. As such, the Nexo has considerably more space inside and has a low drag coefficient to improve efficiency.
Powered by a 120 kW electric motor, which provides 395 Nm of torque, the Nexo features a 1.56 kWh battery to act as a buffer between the motor and fuel cell and for the car's brake energy recuperation.
The only emission produced is water vapour, and in fact the Nexo cleans the air as it's being driven. Hyundai has also been recognised for its use of bio materials throughout the interior, including fibres coming from sugar cane waste, vegetable-based plastics, and paint derived from rapeseed and soybean oils.
Refuelling is completed in five minutes, and the 414 mile range has been calculated on WLTP tests. The main barrier to uptake for the Nexo is the number of hydrogen refuelling stations in the UK, but these are increasing in number on key cross-country routes.
Coming with a high level of equipment, the Nexo costs £65,995 including the Plug-in Car Grant, and is available to order now.