In an attempt to push the limits for a greater good and a more tech-savvy India. Korean automobile manufacturer Hyundai has once again marked a great achievement.
Hyundai has recently received approval for importing the brand’s first hydrogen-powered electric SUV, The Hyundai Nexo. Going by a document drafted by the Delhi Transport department, the government has approved the import of the Nexo.
However, back in 2018 or 19, the Indian government had already suggested the inclusion of hydrogen as an alternative source of green fuel. This also states that while every other manufacturer is still planning to develop their respective EV’s.
Hyundai, on the other hand, is already a step ahead of them in planning and getting things done in a much more efficient and pocket-friendly manner.
The approval also means that Hyundai can begin the testing of the Hyundai Nexo on Indian soil anytime.
looking back Hyundai was also one of the first carmaker’s to bring a long-range EV to the Indian shores and with this, it could become the only carmaker in India to being in the FCEVs or fuel-cell-powered electric vehicles.
What power’s the Hyundai Nexo?
- The Nexo makes us of an electric motor capable of generating 161PS of power with 395Nm of peak torque.
- It draws power fuel-cell backed by a 156.6-litre hydrogen tank instead of a large battery pack.
- It is also capable of running 611km on a full tank.
- Reports also suggest that it could do close to 1,000km combined.
- Additionally, it is also offered with a small 1.56kWh battery pack as well.
What else do we get with the Hyundai Nexo?
- Apart from its impressive powertrain, it also gets some additional bells and whistles including Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, automatic climate control, a panoramic sunroof, smart cruise control paddle shifters, ventilated/powered front seats, and a fully digital instrument cluster.
- Additional features include a 360-degree camera, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, powered tailgate and LED headlamp set-up.
If launched, How much will it cost?
- If and when launched in India, we can expect it to range between ₹50-₹60 lakhs.
- With its launch, it will be a tough and more expensive competition the already existing and pocket-friendly EV’s ranging from the Tata Nexon EV, Hyundai Kona, MG ZS EV to the ultra-luxurious Mercedes Benz EQC.