Hyundai Nexo FCEV– Top 5 Things To Know , Review

March 2, 2021
Posted by: UC

Key Specifications

Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats
Blue 4dr SUV (electric DD) Starting at $58,735 MSRP (65/61/58) 161 hp, electric, electric 1-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
Limited 4dr SUV (electric DD) Starting at $62,185 MSRP (59/57/54) 161 hp, electric, electric 1-speed automatic front wheel drive 5
Hyundai Nexo FCEV

The Nexo FCEV is a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, that is known to power up from  hydrogen fuel to generate electricity, which is then used to power the electric motor. Hyundai Nexo FCEV has maximum power and torque ratings of 163 PS and 395 Nm. It has the ability to go from 0 to 100 kmph in around 8.5 seconds, and can reach a top speed of 179 kmph.

Lets try to understand more about its working

Hyundai Nexo FCEV – Top 5 Things To Know , Review

Unlike the electric cars, Hyundai Nexo comes with FCEV Technology  that is powered by a Lithium-Ion battery that can be charged at home or DC charging stations. The FCEV is powered by a Fuel Cell or Hydrogen Cell. This implies that you need to fill your car up with Hydrogen that combines with Oxygen to produce energy that drives a car. There’s nothing but water and heat that is dissipated as exhaust and hence the FCEV is considered to be the cleanest among all the alternate power sources. Only a few cars including Hyundai Nexo and Toyota Mirai offer this technology.

It is arguably quite a good bye from the regular Hyundai style in all new Hyundai Nexo FCEV. The standout features are the huge infotainment screen and accompanying instrument panel and that high-rise centre console. It is inculcated with buttons to the point of confusion when first getting behind the wheel, but it hides a neat cubby underneath.The central touchscreen still uses a very familiar UI experienced by those who already own many modern Hyundais and Kias but has a huge suite of hydrogen-bespoke graphics and intel. 

The Hyundai Nexo gets a fuel cell pack which is used to power 120 kW motor producing 161 bhp and 395 Nm of torque. The Nexo can do 0-100 kmph in 9.2 seconds. There is a 163-litre of hydrogen tank that helps it cover 800 km in a full tank in its home country of South Korea. But as per the top officials at Hyundai, it can do more than 1000 km in India. The same has been seen in the Hyundai Kona that offers 380 km range with the 39 kWh battery, but a 452 km range with the same battery in India.

In respect to its size, the Hyundai Nexo is a small crossover that slots between the Hyundai Tucson and Santa Fe. The SUV-like layout helps mitigate the cargo storage issue that limits the appeal of its two main hydrogen-powered competitors that are the Honda Clarity and Toyota Mirai. The Nexo also has an elevated ride height that might appeal to you if you like SUVs.

The Korean car brand is planning to launch India’s first hydrogen-powered car Nexo in 2021. They are partnering to build the required infrastructure for the Nexo in and around the Delhi-NCR area. The Hyundai Nexo is already on sale in South Korea at 33 million KRW (Rs 20 lakh). But then, the FCEV attracts a lot of subsidies and benefits from the government reducing the price by upto 50 percent. In India, the subsidies and pricing can make it cost more than Rs 35 Lakh, considering the Hyundai Kona, after subsidies is priced close to Rs 23 Lakh. 

Pros Cons
Offers you 350-plus miles of range from a five-minute hydrogen fill-u Hydrogen availability is limite
Has  smooth, silent and torquey drive qualities of electric vehicle
Good cargo space