Car reviews - Hyundai - NEXO
Australia’s first-ever FCEV, the Hyundai Nexo, dips its toes into the eco waters
26 Mar 2021
IF YOU’VE been busting to know what driving a hydrogen vehicle is like, we’ll skip to the chase – surprisingly normal.
In an era where most of us are now familiar with how electrification works in a passenger vehicle – even if it’s only that first moment of movement in a Camry Hybrid taxi – there’s nothing unusual about not hearing a combustion engine humming away up front.
In that regard, the Hyundai Nexo medium SUV is just like Hyundai’s Kona and Ioniq EVs – smooth, effortless, and borderline-silent. Except that the Nexo feeds on hydrogen, not electricity, and even though it has a battery mounted above its rear axle – powering ancillaries while adding a performance boost when required – the front-drive Nexo’s chief source of propulsion is the fuel cell occupying its engine bay.
Model release date: 1 March 2021
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