- New research from Hyundai has found that nearly one in five Brits worry about air pollution daily, with biggest fears focussed on the effect it’s having on our own health, our children’s and the environment
- As part of Clean Driving™ Month and to launch its next generation Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle, the NEXO, Hyundai Motor UK has teamed up with technology expert Georgie Barrat to explore Brits’ attitudes to air pollution. The tech expert interviews a family on their concerns when it comes to the air they’re breathing – video here: https://youtu.be/FVt-aC_cpcw
- With the NEXO cleaning the air around it as it drives, Hyundai has also worked with University College London to map a driving route of the most polluted and congested roads in London including roads such as Marylebone Road and Park Lane
- Londoners given the opportunity to apply to drive the route themselves and will take part in NEXO Neighbourhoods to ‘clean up the streets’ this weekend.
In content released today, Hyundai has teamed up with technology expert Georgie Barrat. Georgie interviews a family, The Devonshire’s, on their attitudes towards air pollution and what concerns them most about living and working in London.
When it comes to air pollution, I think about the effect it may have on my children. Luckily, they don’t have asthma or any conditions like that because I think then it would be much more concerning. However, this has made us think more about the emissions we put out as a family, and the measures we could take to reduce them.
It was really interesting listening to the Devonshire’s concerns when it comes to air pollution, and it’s understandable that parents are worried about what their children are breathing in. Hyundai’s NEXO is one of the solutions that could help address our air quality problem and it was great to see it in action. Refuelling with hydrogen was surprisingly quick and easy – just like filling up a petrol or diesel car – and it’s incredible that the only by-product is water. But what I found most impressive is how NEXO actually cleans the polluted air around it as it drives - it’s like a road hoover!
As part of the Clean Driving™ activity, this weekend, selected Londoners will have the opportunity to test drive the brand-new NEXO for themselves and see how much air they can clean up on their own streets with ‘NEXO Neighbourhoods’.
The NEXO is Hyundai’s technological flagship, a stylish SUV packed full of the latest innovation in Advanced Drivers Assistance Systems and a driving range of up to 413 miles (WLTP). The hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle emits nothing but water and can be refuelled in less than 5 minutes – similar to the time it takes to refuel a conventional diesel or petrol car.
As well as being a zero emissions vehicle, NEXO also features an adjustable regenerative braking system that recuperates additional energy when possible and significantly reduces other pollutants like brake dust.
From 2019, the new NEXO will be available to consumers starting from circa £65,000 and via selected lease companies.
For more information visit: https://www.hyundai.co.uk/new-cars/nexo