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    Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell hybrid SUV Showcased At Auto Expo 2020

    by Mahesh Yadav on Wednesday, Feb 05 2020

    Hyundai has showcased its Nexo fuel-cell hybrid SUV at the Auto Expo 2020.

     

    Hyundai Nexo

    Unlike an electric car, a fuel-cell car can be fuelled and ready to hit the road again in under 5 minutes. It’s as quick as refuelling regular petrol or diesel car. It has a battery pack on board but the electric motor can also derive power from the hydrogen fuel-cell. When the fuel-cell is not powering the motor, it’s busy charging the on-board battery pack.

    Hyundai Nexo

    Advantages of Hyundai Nexo

    Another advantage of not having too many battery cells is of lighter weight. A lighter car is more efficient at utilizing the available power from the batteries. Therefore, a lighter car can give better range per kWh of electricity than a heavier car. The only waste coming out of the pipe of a hydrogen fuel-cell car is water.

    Disadvantages of Hyundai Nexo

    The downside of a hydrogen car is the availability of fuel - or the lack of it, to be precise. Even in developed countries, the hydrogen fuel dispensing outlets are far and few in between. Then there’s the cost - the cost of buying the car and the cost of operating the car. The Nexo retails for about US $60,000 (Rs. 43.0 lakh) and it doesn’t cost any less than comparable petrol or diesel car. In fact, it costs more as hydrogen doesn’t come cheap.

    Hyundai Nexo

    The Nexo fuel-cell hybrid SUV comes with three 52.2-litre hydrogen tanks, which can contain a total of 156.6 litres of fuel. The Nexo has a peak power output of 163PS and a peak torque output of 395Nm. With a full tank of hydrogen and a fully-charged battery pack, the Nexo can go for 756km as per the European test cycle.

    Hyundai Nexo

    Here are the engine specs of Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell hybrid SUV:

    2020 Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell hybrid SUV Engine Specs

    Battery Capacity

    40kWh

    Fuel Capacity

    156.6 litres

    Power

    163PS

    Torque

    395Nm

    Transmission

    Single-speed 

    Claimed Range

    756km (Euro cycle)

    Here are the dimensions of Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell hybrid SUV:

    2020 Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell hybrid SUV Dimensions

    Length

    4670mm

    Width

    1860mm

    Height

    1630mm

    Wheelbase

    2790mm

    The 2020 Hyundai Nexo fuel-cell hybrid SUV’s top variant comes with the following features:

    • 12.3-inch touchscreen infotainment system
    • Apple Carplay and Android Auto
    • Adaptive cruise control
    • Collision avoidance
    • Pedestrian detection
    • Wireless phone charging

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Mahesh is a fan of compact, quirky and underrated vehicles that punch above their weight. Multix, Nano, Strom R3 and Navi are his favorites.

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