- The Hyundai NEXO fuel cell electric vehicle will be voted “Alternative Car of the Year” at the GQ Car Awards 2021
- The British GQ praises Hyundai “for the courageous way in a direction that so far only a few car manufacturers are going” and confirms that hydrogen “is an efficient and practical form for alternative drives”
- The 100% electrically powered Hyundai NEXO is currently available on the market, with around 5 minutes of refueling time and an electric range of 666 kilometers (WLTP)
The presentation of the British GQ Car Awards 2021 took place this year – like almost everything – in a virtual format, presented by the English star chef Tom Kerridge.
The English edition of GQ confirms the choice:
“Hydrogen has the potential to become a more efficient and practical form of energy for driving an automobile. We are giving Hyundai this well-deserved title. Hyundai is following a path that few car manufacturers have taken before and which we support across the board. ”
The 100% electrically powered Hyundai NEXO draws its energy from hydrogen, which is converted into pure water (H2O) and oxygen (O2) in the vehicle via a fuel cell. The energy released in the process drives the electric motor and also feeds the buffer battery. Although 100% electric, it can be refueled in 5 minutes with a range of 666 km (WLTP).
Green hydrogen – made in Switzerland
At the same time, the expansion of the hydrogen filling station network in Switzerland is progressing rapidly. In the past few months, more stations have opened so that you can fill up with green hydrogen at six locations between St. Gallen and Crissier (Lausanne) – produced in Switzerland from 100% renewable energy sources.
The widest range of alternative drives
Hyundai today offers the most extensive selection of clean, alternative drive systems, from economical gasoline and diesel engines to mild hybrid, full hybrid and plug-in hybrid to 100% electric drive, be it via battery (BEV) or fuel cell and hydrogen.