- Hyundai will display NEXO fuel cell SUV, with Senior Research Engineer also speaking
- Company was the first carmaker to offer fuel cell technology in a production model
- NEXO spearheads ambitious plans for eco-friendly cars with 18 new models planned by 2025
November 6, 2018 – Hyundai will highlight its leadership in fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) as part of the International Conference on Future Mobility, to be held in Abu Dhabi on 7 and 8 November. As part of the event, which will bring together experts and policy makers from across the world, Hyundai will display its highly advanced, production-model NEXO fuel cell SUV. Dr. Kyung-Won Suh, Senior Research Engineer with Hyundai’s FCEV Performance Development Team, will also speak on the Global Hydrogen Initiative and Fuel Cell Technology of Hyundai.
“Hyundai was the first company to offer a fuel cell vehicle as a mainstream production model, with the previous Tucson FCEV, and now a dedicated FCEV platform with the NEXO is available for sale in a selection of global markets,” said Mike Song, Hyundai’s Head of Operations for Africa and the Middle East.
“In the Middle East, interest in alternative drivetrains is growing very fast, and we believe this region could emerge as a leading market for electric vehicles – which includes fuel cell vehicles – in the near future. Hyundai is absolutely committed to sustainable mobility, and has an ambitious program of research, development, and commercialization of the technologies that are bringing positive change within reach.”
Hyundai unveiled the NEXO at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas during January 2018 and began sales in Korea in March. It spearheads a plan to introduce 18 eco-friendly models to global markets by 2025 and joins existing models such as IONIQ – the first car designed to offer three electric powertrain options in a single body type, with buyers having a choice of plug-in, electric, or hybrid versions.
As a purpose-designed FCEV platform, NEXO is lighter, can house a more powerful drivetrain, and has a higher driving range than would be possible adapting a design from an internal combustion model. As well as delivering environmental benefits, with its only tailpipe emissions being water, NEXO boasts improved acceleration and power compared with the predecessor Tucson FCEV, and includes the latest safety technology such as Remote Smart Parking Assist, Blind-spot View Monitor and Lane Following Assist. Furthermore, and demonstrates an admirable ability to handle extreme temperature and environments.
Hyundai is also displaying an Air Liquide hydrogen charging station alongside the NEXO.
Now in its fourth edition, the International Conference on Future Mobility is the region’s most eminent annual gathering of inﬂuential leaders in sustainable and intelligent mobility. The 2017 event hosted more than 430 international delegates from more than 175 organizations and 18 countries. The conference is hosted by the Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA).
About Hyundai Motor Company
Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is committed to becoming a lifetime partner in automobiles and beyond with its range of world-class vehicles and mobility services offered available in more than 200 countries. Employing more than 110,000 employees worldwide, Hyundai sold more than 4.5 million vehicles globally. Hyundai Motor Company continues to enhance its product line-up with vehicles that are helping to build solutions for a more sustainable future, such as NEXO – the world’s first dedicated hydrogen-powered SUV. In 2018 the company revealed its new design philosophy ‘Sensuous Sportiness’, which will be embodied by all upcoming Hyundai vehicles.
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