Hyundai delivered its first NEXO gas cell SUV (earlier put up) to Tom Hochrad of Ventura, California—the primary US buyer to drive off within the new NEXO, the one mass-produced gas cell SUV for the US market, that includes a variety as much as 380 miles.
Hochrad bought his first hybrid automobile greater than 15 years in the past, and over time has pushed devoted electrical automobiles as nicely. His new NEXO will ship about 5 instances the driving vary of his first all-electric automobile.
NEXO could be leased for $399 (Blue mannequin) or $449 (Restricted mannequin) for 36 months and could be bought for $58,300. The primary yr of upkeep is freed from cost and clients are eligible for a tax credit score (topic to particular person tax circumstances) from the state of California for as much as $5,000.
Purchasers of recent Hyundai NEXO SUVs will obtain hydrogen fueling playing cards with a mixed most worth of $13,000 for use throughout the first three years of auto possession.
NEXO presents plenty of superior driver help techniques, together with Ahead Collision-Avoidance Help, Lane Following Help, Driver Consideration Warning, Excessive Beam Help and Distant Sensible Parking Help that allows NEXO to both autonomously park or retrieve itself from both a parallel or perpendicular parking house with or and not using a driver within the automobile.
Moreover, Hyundai’s Blind-spot View Monitor is an industry-first expertise that tasks the aspect views of NEXO within the heart cluster to the motive force utilizing cameras whereas altering lanes with the flip sign on that monitor areas that can’t be seen by a standard rearview mirror.
The NEXO Blue mannequin has an estimated vary of 380 miles, 115 greater than the Tucson Gas Cell Electrical Car. The NEXO Restricted Trim has an estimated vary of 354 miles. NEXO Blue fashions have estimated MPGe of 65 metropolis, 58 freeway and 61 mixed, whereas NEXO Restricted fashions have an estimated vary of MPGe of 59 metropolis, 54 freeway and 57 mixed.
NEXO refueling time could be achieved in as little as 5 minutes, permitting a shopper life-style similar to a comparable gasoline-powered SUV when it comes to vary and refueling velocity.
NEXO makes use of plenty of ecological supplies in its building, together with soybean-oil primarily based polyurethane paint, bamboo-thread-based bio material, together with bio-plastic and bio-carpet extracted from sugar cane. Bio-based supplies had been utilized to 47 totally different elements and lowered CO2 emissions by 11.eight kg throughout the manufacturing course of.