The Hyundai NEXO Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) has arrived – the first hydrogen-powered vehicle certified for sale in Australia.
Available now by special order for private customers and fleets, the zero-emission NEXO SUV is packed with comfort, convenience and Hyundai-first green technologies, and crowns the Hyundai eco vehicle portfolio.
NEXO’s Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle powertrain is the product of more than 20 years of research and development by Hyundai Motor Group. Designed from the ground up as a production FCEV, NEXO showcases a series of innovations and refinements from Hyundai’s first-generation mass-produced hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle, the ix35 FCEV.
The result in NEXO is a comfortable and enjoyable driving experience familiar from Hyundai’s conventional vehicle range, with industry-leading hydrogen powertrain technology seamlessly at work.
The official arrival of NEXO coincides with the opening of Australia’s first public hydrogen refuelling station, in Canberra, which provides the fuel for the deployment of the first 20 road-registered NEXO FCEVs as government fleet vehicles for the national capital.
“The arrival of NEXO on Australian roads as an ADR-approved production vehicle is a landmark in Hyundai’s ongoing commitment to green mobility and to hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle technology,” said Hyundai Motor Company CEO, Jun Heo.
“The hydrogen NEXO SUV is a cornerstone in the Hyundai portfolio, complementing our hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric vehicles the IONIQ and Kona Electric,” he added.
NEXO is also a sign of things to come, as Hyundai continues in its long-term drive towards leadership in eco-friendly vehicles.