The automotive industry is currently amid one of the most exciting times in its history. With technology at the forefront, vehicles have become smarter in the way they operate. Technology is not only prevalent in a vehicle’s interior features, but also in its mechanical design and performance. In every way imaginable, our vehicles have never been more responsive – more connected – to us.
With this major industry shift, environmental impact has become another prominent area of focus. In recent years, hybrid and electric vehicles have grown in both popularity and availability, with the goal of eliminating fuel emissions and reducing our overall carbon footprint. But electric vehicles may not be the only answer. In fact, Hyundai believes electric vehicles shouldn’t be the only answer. Hyundai challenges that we can go beyond using electricity to power the way we move by using a fuel that’s much more accessible: water.
Introducing the 2019 Hyundai Nexo: the groundbreaking new vehicle completely powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology. From an emissions standpoint, fuel cell technology is the cleanest form of energy. From a power standpoint, the Nexo does not disappoint in its performance and its kilometer range.
How Does Fuel Cell Technology Work?
The Nexo is Hyundai’s first Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV). Vehicle power is produced through an electrochemical process that combines hydrogen and oxygen atoms. The result? Vehicle performance and exhaust emissions that are pure water vapour. Through a cell stack located inside the Nexo, the vehicle combines water, oxygen and hydrogen and powers the combination by electrons to produce power.
In addition to the fuel cell stack, the Nexo operates with a lithium-ion battery pack (similar to the battery used in the Hyundai Ioniq), and an electric motor that produces 161 horsepower and 291lb-ft or torque. The fuel cell system is responsible for powering the vehicle, while the battery and motor are responsible for moving the vehicle. With this combination of mechanics, you know you won’t have to sacrifice power for a vehicle that’s more environmentally friendly.
Fueling the Nexo
At the moment, there is no information available to confirm if or when you’ll be able to fuel your Nexo from home, but major fuel companies are beginning to implement fuel cell stations across Canada. Shell Canada, for example, has committed to introducing hydrogen charging stations across their locations, making fueling convenient for you.
The Hyundai Nexo takes only 5 minutes to fully refuel. And once filled, you can count on up to 570 km of range. This is currently the highest range of any FCEV vehicle made.
The Hyundai Nexo design is unique to any other body style in the Hyundai lineup. Its exterior currently features sleek lines and a distinct front grill. Upon approaching the vehicle, the door handles pop outward to allow you to open the door and enter. The front of the vehicle showcases separated headlights and indicator signal lights.
The interior is designed for maximum comfort and space. The 8” infotainment screen offers vivid display and is completely touch-screen. As a whole, the Hyundai Nexo delivers a design and appearance like no other vehicle, showcasing the world of possibilities that FCEV’s can be.
So, why not be part of the most exciting time in automotive history? If you’re interested in the Hyundai Nexo, our team at Streetsville Hyundai is here to answer all of your FCEV questions and provide you with information on vehicle availability. As your premier Mississauga Hyundai location, Streetsville Hyundai proudly serves the communities of Mississauga, Brampton, Georgetown, Oakville and Milton. We look forward to speaking with you over the phone or in person.