Hyundai reveals Nexo hydrogen fuel cell SUV


In a statement, Hyundai said: "The NEXO model will spearhead Hyundai Motor's plans to accelerate development of low emission vehicles, in line with Hyundai Motor Group's renewed goal of introducing 18 eco-friendly models to global markets by 2025". At CES, Hyundai unveiled its next offering, the Nexo fuel-cell SUV with a 350 mile range and a 55 MPGe rating.

Hyundai has put a lot of work into the cooling system; the Nexo is capable of cold starts within 30 seconds of turning the key (which the maker claims as best in class) warms up quicker than its predecessor and can cope with ambient temperatures of 50 degrees. Operating pressure is unchanged at 700 bar (10,153 psi), but fuel-system mass drops from 281 to 245 pounds, improving the system tank mass efficiency (kilograms of hydrogen per kilogram of storage system weight) from 4.4 to 5.7 percent. Nexo generates a maximum power output of 120 kilowatts, comparable to that of internal combustion engines in the same SUV category. It's headed by former Google autonomous vehicle chief Chris Urmson. Companies such as BMW and Tesla have introduced similar technology. "We share a common understanding that both of our experiences in self-driving and vehicle development would be the flawless match in realizing autonomous vehicles for commercialization in a timely manner".

The system can also be a proactive personal assistant, using sensors on the steering wheel and driver's seat to track heart rate and stress levels.

Not only does the Nexo offer unique charging and power with its hydrogen cells, it's combining that charging with the latest in self-driving technology.

Hyundai's hydrogen-powered Nexo can drive further and charge faster than a Tesla
Hyundai breaks from the pack with fuel-cell SUV

"Driving capability for developing is probably".

Hyundai is doubling down on its investment in electric vehicles you can gas up at a pump and betting quite heavily on government and industry support of a hydrogen refueling infrastructure that remains-at least for the time being-pitifully meager and restricted primarily to California. The pre-production concept version of the Nexo is equipped with the latest advanced driver assistance systems, or ADAS, like Blind-spot View and Lane Following Assist, the latter technology helping to keep the FCV centered in its lane at speeds up to 93 miles per hour on both the highway and city streets. On sale in select markets this year, it'll arrive in Hyundai's United Kingdom dealers in right-hand-drive form in 2019. In 2016, it debuted the Ioniq, the first family vehicles adopting all three - hybrid, electric and plugin - technology.

The 2019 Hyundai Nexo is the first dedicated hydrogen vehicle that's an SUV; the various Honda and Toyota models that preceded it have all been four-door sedans.