- Hyundai names technological flagship fuel cell vehicle NEXO
- New ADAS technologies revealed including self-parking and Lane following features
The NEXO model will spearhead Hyundai Motor’s plans to accelerate development of low emission vehicles, in line with Hyundai Motor Group’s renewed goal of introducing 18 eco-friendly models to global markets by 2025. This new development roadmap also represents the next step for Hyundai Motor toward realizing the ultimate ambition of creating a cleaner environment through eco-friendly vehicles.
Blind-spot View Monitor (BVM)
Hyundai’s Blind-spot View Monitor is an industry-first technology. It shows drivers on a center cluster screen the rear and side views of NEXO using cameras while changing lanes in either direction. The system uses wide angle surround view monitors (SVM) on each side of the vehicle to monitor areas that cannot be seen by a traditional rearview mirror. Hyundai is the first automaker to provide drivers video footage from both sides of the vehicle.
Lane Following Assist (LFA) and Highway Driving Assist (HDA)
Lane Following Assist is an all-new technology for Hyundai and it debuts in the NEXO. LFA automatically adjusts steering to help keep NEXO centered in its lane of travel. LFA can keep NEXO centered at speeds between 0 and 90 miles per hour on both highways and city streets. When paired with Hyundai’s Highway Driving Assist (HDA) which utilizes sensors and map data to ensure safe operation as well as automatically adjust speed in limited environments, drivers will be able to traverse long distances with greater ease and improved safety.
Remote Smart Parking Assist (RSPA)
RSPA enables NEXO to autonomously park or retrieve itself from a parking space with or without a driver in the car. The RSPA system can even back a NEXO into a parking spot by itself with a touch of a button from the driver. When faced with any challenging parking scenario, NEXO drivers will be able to park with complete confidence and accuracy.
Hydrogen energy is the key to building a more sustainable society. Hyundai Motor Company has already taken a lead in hydrogen technology with introduction of its fuel cell vehicles. Yet as another result of this earth-saving effort, today, I am so proud to introduce to you our second-generation Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle which is a culmination of our cutting-edge technologies.
Designed to handle extreme temperature and environments, the NEXO testing has proven that the vehicle is capable of starting after being subject to overnight temperatures of -20 degrees Fahrenheit. NEXO boasts cold start capability within 30 seconds which is an industry-leading achievement and the fuel cell system warms up faster for maximum performance. The NEXO also has excellent cooling performance on steep grades with temperatures exceeding 120 degree Fahrenheit.
Improvements in the air supply system, performance at high altitudes and refueling times, along with overall efficiency and fuel economy put the NEXO in a class all its own. In addition the NEXO has improved power density and durability comparable with gasoline-powered vehicles.
For the first time ever, Hyundai’s fuel cell vehicle is built with a dedicated vehicle architecture. This architecture has many benefits including:
- Lighter weight
- Improved power-to-weight ratio
- Faster acceleration from 0 to 60 mph than its predecessor
- More cabin space
- Allows the battery to be relocated to the trunk
- Improved fuel cell system layout
NEXO vs. previous Hyundai Fuel Cell System Architecture
- NEXO’s fuel cell stack and battery have more net power to supply a more powerful motor
- NEXO’s powertrain is lighter and has improved packaging
- Improved hydrogen storage tanks
- NEXO’s powertrain is lighter and takes up less space
- More efficient
- Better module integration
Peak acceleration is increased by 25 percent compared with its predecessor
NEXO accelerates from 0 to 60 mph 20 percent faster than its predecessor
- NEXO has more torque than its predecessor
- NEXO has an estimated range of 800 kilometres (NEDC)
Quiet and Comfortable Driving Characteristics
NEXO maintains the quiet and comfortable driving characteristics of its predecessor
All of the NEXO’s moving parts are inside the engine bay which isolates the noise to one area
- NEXO has the same level of durability as internal combustion engine vehicles
- NEXO’s storage system is lighter than its predecessor
- NEXO’s storage system has world-class storage density
- NEXO can be refueled within five minutes
Hyundai Nexo: 183.9
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: 173.6
Hyundai Nexo: 73.2
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: 71.1
Hyundai Nexo: 64.2
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: 65.2
Hyundai Nexo: 109.8
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: 103.9
Hyundai Nexo: 135 kW
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: 124 kW
Hyundai Nexo: 95 kW
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: 100 kW
Hyundai Nexo: 40 kW
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: 24 kW
Hyundai Nexo: 120 kW
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: 100 kW
Hyundai Nexo: 291 lb.-ft.
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: 221 lb.-ft.
0 to 60 mph
Hyundai Nexo: 9.5 seconds
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: 12.5 seconds
Hyundai Nexo: 500 estimated NEDC
Hyundai ix35 Fuel Cell: 369 miles