Hyundai’s hydrogen electric car Nexo took its first step into the Southeast Asian market
Hyundai Motor Co announced today that it has delivered two Nexo hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles to the Malaysian energy company Sarawak Energy as part of its hydrogen auto expansion strategy.
Sarawak Energy, which supplies electricity to the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, is carrying out a project to build an environmentally friendly infrastructure such as a hydrogen production facility and a hydrogen refueling station. The Nexo was selected to be the demonstration vehicle for this project.
Sarvinyi Suhaili, CEO of Sarawak Energy said, “We have selected Nexo as a demonstration vehicle because it has a high level of hydrogen electric vehicle technology, safety and long travel distance,”
An official of Hyundai Motor said, “Starting with the supply of two Nexos in Malaysia, Hyundai Motor is planning to promote hydrogen-powered vehicles in Southeast Asia.”
In addition to this the Hyundai Motor’s engine used in the Nexo hydrogen fuel cell car was recently included in the US automotive magazine “WardsAuto 10 Best Engines” list, proving excellence and sustainability in its powertrain technology.
Just recently, the Nexo fuel cell vehicle was named as a ‘game changer’ at the annual Autocar awards in the UK, in recognition of its innovative zero emissions hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Nexo is raising hopes of accelerating sales of hydrogen-powered vehicles, exceeding 1,000 units in global sales five months after receiving recognition from various domestic and overseas institutions and media.