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Hyundai Delivers First NEXO Fuel Cell SUV in France to ENGIE Cofely

By March 18, 2019 3   min read  (409 words)

March 18, 2019 |

Hyundai Engie
  • For the first time in France, Hyundai hands the keys to ENGIE Cofely the new Nexo Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered SUV
  • After successfully using the Hyundai iX35 Fuel Cell in its fleet, ENGIE Cofely renews its confidence in the brand by choosing NEXO.

Paris — Marketed in France at the 2018 Paris Motor Show, the NEXO SUV has since registered several dozen orders and it now succeeds the iX35 Fuel Cell  which sold a hundred units in France.

For Hyundai now comes the time to deliver the first to ENGIE Cofely, the first company to order this vehicle and loyal customer of Hyundai hydrogen vehicles. In fact, ENGIE Cofely wanted to acquire 3 NEXOs after having using the ix35 Fuel Cell in its fleet.

Hydrogen: a sustainable mobility solution

Hyundai Nexo Delivery to Engie 1Hyundai, pioneer in the development of this alternative energy, is the first car manufacturer to have invested heavily in hydrogen technology since 2013. Convinced that it is one of the solutions to ensure a decarbonated mobility (significant autonomy, short fueling), the manufacturer markets this technology in 17 countries including 13 in Europe.

NEXO, the second generation of electric vehicles powered by hydrogen.

ENGIE Cofely is actively involved in the development of renewable hydrogen uses in France and the indispensable deployment of infrastructures. For ENGIE, renewable hydrogen is one of the missing links in building a more sustainable energy system. From 2017, ENGIE Cofely has equipped its technicians in Ile-de-France with 50 electric-hydrogen utility vehicles. ENGIE Cofely becomes the first company to equip a fleet of this size in France. It is therefore natural that the Hyundai NEXO will complement this fleet with more and more carbon-free driving.

Lionel French Keogh, Managing Director of Hyundai Motor France said, “We are proud of this first delivery of a NEXO SUV  in France. Firstly because this second generation of hydrogen-powered vehicles once again demonstrates Hyundai’s lead in electrified engines. Secondly, because a prestigious company like ENGIE, world leader in energy, renews our confidence in using NEXO every day and just as we consider hydrogen as a sustainable mobility solution. “

Élise Maury, Director of Global FM (Facility Management) and member of the Executive Committee of ENGIE Cofely said, “The delivery of this NEXO marks a new step forward for sustainable mobility. ENGIE Cofely is proud to partner with Hyundai, the first automaker to invest heavily in hydrogen technology. The deployment of these electric-hydrogen vehicles within our own fleet is a big step forward for the zero carbon transition we are leading. “

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