Review: Hyundai Nexo

The hydrogen-fueled Nexo is Hyundai’s eco-friendly flagship, packed with state-of-the-art tech. Its 95-kW fuel cell and 40-kW battery power an electric motor that makes 291 lb-ft of torque. Although the crossover is slow (a claimed zero to 60 mph in 9.5 seconds), its estimated range is an impressive 370 miles. High-tech features include advanced blind-spot monitoring, semi-autonomous assists, and remote parking.

NEXO’s hydrogen fuel cell engine generates electricity by mixing oxygen with compressed hydrogen to create a flow of electrons. The NEXO fuel cell electric SUV takes approximately five minutes to refuel and boasts world-class system efficiency of 60%, durability equivalent to internal combustion engine-driven vehicles and a load space of 839 liters.

Hydrogen fuel cells take just five minutes to fill, and can drive more than 600Km before needing to be filled up again. That’s similar to most petrol cars, and certainly enough range for even the most impatient four legged friends.

Key Specifications

  • Make: Chevrolet
  • Model: Nexo
  • First available: July 2019
  • Electric/Hybrid: Electric
  • Seats: 5
  • Acceleration to 100km/h (60mph): 9.5s
  • Range: 497 miles 800 km

Range & Battery

  • Battery options

    • Battery model: Lithium Ion
    • Battery capacity: 64 kWh Battery
    • Battery Power: 120 kWh
    • Battery Range: 800km
    • Electric drive unit: Single Speed Reduction Gear, Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
  • Charge time

    • Self generating electricity

Innovation & Self-driving

NEXO’s interior includes a bridge type centre console that allows you to comfortably, and safely adjust any setting to your liking, without having to take your eyes off the road. It comes with  7” cluster +12.3” navigation, wireless charging and front ventilated / heated seats.

An efficient and durable high-performance air purifier filters and removes 99.9% of micro-particulates. This means NEXO’s clean technology helps reduce carbon emissions, even while driving.

Forward Collision-avoidance Assist (FCA)

Comprehensive monitoring of front radar and front view camera signals warns the driver of potential forward collisions or collisions with pedestrians, applying the brakes if warranted. This high-tech preventive safety system takes into consideration not only the safety of other vehicles but of pedestrians as well.

Lane Keeping Assist (LKA / LFA)

A front view camera tracks lanes and the edges of roads to prevent unintended lane departures by alerting the driver and automatically steering the vehicle back into position when a lane change is made without using the turn signals.

Rear Cross-Traffic Collison Avoidance Assist (RCCA)

Rear corner radar in the back of the vehicle prevent collisions while backing out from perpendicular parking spaces by alerting the driver about cross-traffic passing the rear of the vehicle and applying the brakes if necessary.

Blind Spot Collision Avoidance Assist (BCA)

BCA alerts the driver about vehicles in blind spots and the rear of the car. It prevents collisions by activating the brakes in lane departures.

Remote parking, no more restraints.

Remote parking means even the most narrow parking space is no longer a problem. She can get out, press a button, and watch the NEXO park itself snugly.


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