HYUNDAI NEXO HYDROGEN FUEL-CELL VEHICLE TESTING

NEXO’s aim is to highlight Hyundai and the Queensland government’s commitment to hydrogen.¬†The Queensland government hydrogen station in Brisbane will provide the infrastructure to refuel NEXO, using hydrogen produced locally.

The NEXO SUV takes the national fleet to 28, alongside the 20 NEXOs rolled out to the ACT government and emergency services in 2020. Hyundai Motor Company Australia CEO, Jun Heo, said Hyundai is pleased to see its advanced hydrogen technology deployed by the Queensland Police Service as a further step towards a clean motoring future.

“Deploying NEXO into the Queensland Police Service provides a terrific opportunity for police to experience the unique benefits of our zero-emission hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle while showcasing the technology to the public,” Mr. Heo said.

Hyundai is the only marque in Australia to offer hydrogen fuel-cell electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid (IONIQ), and battery electric (IONIQ, Kona EV and the IONIQ 5) vehicles.

NEXO offers a range of 666 km with a refuelling time of three to five minutes.

The ANCAP five-star safety rated NEXO is the first government-certified fuel-cell electric vehicle for use on Australian roads.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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