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Hyundai’s US-market fuel cell SUVs, the NEXO fuel cell SUV and the Tucson fuel cell SUV, together have accumulated more than 7.5 million miles, all while emitting only clean water vapor. This cumulative distance is the equivalent of circumnavigating the Earth’s surface more than 300 times at the equator, measuring approximately 24,901 miles at its widest circumference.

Celebrating Earth Day 2019, we couldn’t be more proud of our NEXO and former Tucson Fuel Cell’s direct impact in reducing harmful greenhouse emissions in our planet. As our hydrogen refueling infrastructure continues to grow in California and into the northeastern US, we eagerly anticipate the exponential reduction in emissions it will bring, resulting in a cleaner atmosphere for everyone.

—Michael O’Brien, vice president of Product, Corporate and Digital Planning, Hyundai Motor America

NEXO is the new technological flagship of Hyundai’s growing eco-vehicle portfolio and marks Hyundai’s continued momentum with the industry’s most diverse SUV powertrain lineup.

The NEXO Blue model has an estimated range of 380 miles and the NEXO Limited Trim has an estimated range of 354 miles. NEXO Blue models have estimated MPGe of 65 city, 58 highway and 61 combined, while NEXO Limited models have an estimated MPGe of 59 city, 54 highway and 57 combined.

NEXO refueling can be achieved in as little as five minutes, allowing a consumer lifestyle very similar to a comparable internal-combustion SUV in terms of both range and refueling speed. NEXO dealers include Keyes Hyundai in Van Nuys, Tustin Hyundai and Capitol Hyundai in Northern California.



With an all weather range close to 400 miles and a 5-minute fill up, that Hyundai FCEVs is a clean competitor of today's polluting ICEVs. The arrival of many more clean lower cost H2 stations will also reduce the use of fossil fuel, reduce pollution and GHGs.


I've personally travelled more than 1/150 of the total VMT of the Hyundai FCEV fleet in my PHEV.  HFCs need a whole new infrastructure; the infrastructure for PHEVs was rolled out nation-wide by the Rural Electrification Administration decades before I was born.

The FCEV will die instantly if subsidies stop.


China has planned to use 1,000,000+ FCEVs by 2030 and more if available.
How many will be cars, SUVs, Pick Ups, light trucks, heavy trucks or buses?
China will probably installed 10,000+ H2 stations in the same time frame.

It seems to be a strong possibility that the majority of FCEVs (like for BEVs) in the world will operate in China.

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