Hyundai Racks Up 10.9 Million Miles In Fuel Cell Vehicles

Hyundai Fuel Cell Vehicle
Credit: Hyundai.
Fuel cells don’t get as much publicity these days as hybrids or all-electric vehicles, but don’t tell that to Hyundai. The brand is touting its fuel cell NEXO and Tucson SUVS that have accumulated more than 10.9 million miles in the U.S. since hitting the road.

The tally comes as Hyundai observes National Hydrogen Day 2020. The brand says 10.9 million miles is a cumulative distance that’s the equivalent of circumnavigating the Earth more than 437 times at the equator, measuring approximately 24,901 miles at its widest circumference.

“Celebrating National Hydrogen Day 2020, we’re incredibly proud of our hydrogen vehicle impact in reducing harmful greenhouse emissions on our planet. As the hydrogen refueling infrastructure continues to grow, we applaud the exponential emissions reduction it will bring, resulting in a cleaner atmosphere for everyone,” said Olabisi Boyle, vice president of Product Planning and Mobility Strategy, Hyundai Motor North America.

NEXO and Tucson Fuel Cell SUVs Have Accumulated more than 10.9 Million Miles Emissions-free, Effectively Circumnavigating the Planet by a Factor of 437. Credit: Hyundai.

NEXO is the technological flagship of Hyundai’s growing eco-vehicle portfolio and it’s the only mass-produced fuel cell SUV in the U.S. market. It’s offered in two trims, the Limited and Blue. The Blue model has an estimated range of 380 miles, one of the greatest of any zero-emissions vehicle, and Hyundai says you can refuel it in as little as five minutes. NEXO also uses a number of ecological materials in its construction, including soybean-oil based polyurethane paint, bamboo-thread-based bio fabric, bio-plastic extracted from sugar cane and bio-carpet extracted from sugar cane. Bio-based materials were applied to 47 different parts and reduced CO2 emissions by 26 lbs. during the manufacturing process.

Hyundai NEXO dealers include Car Pro Certified Dealer Tustin Hyundai.
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