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Hyundai Motor Company’s Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Nexo Surpasses 10,000 in Domestic Sales

By October 30, 2020 6   min read  (1121 words)

October 30, 2020 |

Hyundai Motor Company announced that the next-generation hydrogen electric vehicle NEXO has achieved 10,000 cumulative sales in a single country for the first time in the world as a single model.

Since its first launch in the domestic market in March 2018, Nexo recorded a total of 10,000 units in cumulative sales in two years and seven months, and 727 units in 2018, 4,194 units in 2019, and 5,079 units in 2020 (as of the end of October) have been sold. This is because of Nexo’s product competitiveness as well as an active hydrogen electric vehicle supply policy was supported.

As technology competition is intensifying to take the lead in the global hydrogen electric vehicle market, Hyundai Motor Company has further strengthened its leadership in the global hydrogen electric vehicle market as we step closer to the popularization of hydrogen-electric vehicles through the Nexo developed with domestic technology. It is now possible to lay the groundwork to establish itself as a hydrogen powerhouse.

To commemorate this, Hyundai Motor Company attended the 10,000th Nexo at the Ulsan Plant on the 30th (Fri), with officials such as Sung Yun-mo, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy, Minister of Environment Cho Joong-rae, Hyundai Motor Company President Won-hee Lee, Hyundai Motor President Gong Young-woon, and Hyundai Motor Vice President Jae-hoon Jang. The customer vehicle delivery ceremony was held.

Lim Hyun-seok, the 10,000th protagonist of Nexo, said, “As a Dadung father raising three siblings, I chose Nexo to pass on a clean environment to my children.”

Global hydrogen electric vehicle Nexo is leading the popularization of hydrogen-electric vehicles

Neck shooting, including domestic Based on the world’s highest commercial value, and last year, 4987 sales price in the global market climbed over the sale of hydrogen-electric vehicle 1 July this year has lead the electric vehicle market, such as hydrogen, which records the global cumulative sales of 10,000 units.

The ultimate eco-friendly car, where the future technology of Hyundai Motors is intensive, Nexo is a futuristic SUV equipped with a large number of advanced convenience technologies based on the hydrogen fuel cell system, which is the next-generation power. With a single charge, the driving range is 609km, and it has high performance such as a maximum output of 113kW (154 horsepower) and a maximum torque of 40.3kgf·m (395N·m), and has been recognized for its excellent marketability through various organizations and media over the past two years.

In 2018, it was the world’s first hydrogen-electric vehicle to receive five stars, the highest rating in the Euro NCAP, a new vehicle safety evaluation program in Europe, and in the same year, it was also selected as one of the world’s top 10 engines selected by Wards Auto, a media specializing in automobiles in the United States. .

In addition, it won the world-renowned Red Dot Design Award and IDEA Design Award one after another in 2018, and in July this year, it was well-received as a very outstanding car’ by the famous German automobile magazine Auto Motor und Sport.

The sales of 10,000 units in a single market of Nexo can be seen as a sign of the popularization of hydrogen-electric vehicles, and the hydrogen electric vehicle ecosystem is expected to be built in earnest.

If the construction of a hydrogen charging infrastructure accelerates based on the expansion of domestic hydrogen electric vehicle sales, entry into the hydrogen society can also be accelerated. In addition, if the hydrogen production cost is lowered through economies of scale, it is expected to lead to the expansion of the domestic hydrogen electric vehicle market as well as securing leadership in the global hydrogen electric vehicle market. 

In addition, as numerous domestic small and medium-sized parts companies are participating in the development and production of hydrogen-electric vehicles, it is expected to be the foundation for new opportunities and growth for domestic parts makers and startups.

Hyundai Motor Company plans to solidify its position in the global hydrogen electric vehicle and hydrogen fuel cell market by expanding the development of commercial hydrogen-electric vehicles such as trucks and buses and enabling hydrogen fuel cells to be used in various industries, starting with Nexo.

Special events for Nexo customers

Hyundai Motor Company organized various customer appreciation events to commemorate Nexo’s cumulative sales of 10,000 units in Korea.

First, the Nexo vehicle will be inspected free of charge and consumables will be replaced. Among the customers who have purchased Nexo, vehicle inspections are conducted at 6 service centers and hydrogen charging stations nationwide (Ulju, Samcheok, Gwangju, Chungju, Hongseong, Wanju) in the third week of November for pre-reserved customers, and wiper, air conditioner filter, air cleaner, etc. Replace the consumables. (Pre-reservation for this event is held until November 15th)

It also operates an emergency delivery service to relieve customer discomfort caused by electric discharge during vehicle operation. When an emergency charging of hydrogen fuel is required, the vehicle and occupants are moved to a nearby charging station for free. It provides services twice a year for 5 years after the Nexo vehicle is released.

In addition, Hyundai Motor Company has also improved customer inconveniences during hydrogen charging. A technology to prevent freezing of hydrogen charger charging cases was developed and applied to 8 hydrogen charging stations operated by Hyundai Motor Company (Hhanam, H Anseong, H Busan, etc.), thereby eliminating customer waiting time after charging is complete. There is also a briefing session so that it can be applied to hydrogen charging stations nationwide in the future.

A representative of Hyundai Motors said, “The reason Nexo surpassed 10,000 units in a short period of time was not only because of its excellent marketability, but also because of the government’s policy to expand the supply of eco-friendly cars and the choice of customers who value the environment. We will continue to provide the best technology models and services for you to experience.”

Meanwhile, Hyundai Motors’ Porter II Electric and Kia’s Bongo III EV, the representative electric commercial vehicles of Hyundai Motor Group, also sold more than 10,000 units in Korea from December last year to October this year. (※ Porter II Electric 6,832 units, Bongo III EV 3,297 units, as of October 9, 2020)

The 10,000th passenger car delivery ceremony for small electric trucks to commemorate this was also held on the 30th when the 10,000th delivery ceremony for Nexo was held.

The 10,000th small electric truck customer was Haeun Park, who purchased Porter II Electric. He said that he was attracted to Porter Electric’s excellent economics and chose a vehicle while running a blueberry farm.

The Porter II Electric was launched in the domestic market in December of last year and the Bongo III EV in January of this year. As a model optimized for urban transportation with excellent economy and excellent quietness as well as fine dust reduction, it is loved by small business owners and self-employed people.

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