Hyundai unveils hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle at CES

Park Sae-jin Reporter Posted : 2018-01-09 15:48 Updated : 2018-01-09 15:48
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SEOUL, Jan. 09 (Aju News) -- Hyundai Motor has unveiled its next-generation hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Hyundai said "NEXO", an FCEV with the maximum driving range of about 600 kilometers (372 Miles) with a full single charge, was showcased at the show. NEXO is Hyundai's second FCEV after "Tucson ix FCEV" which was released in 2010 but failed to win over consumers.

It takes only about five minutes to fully charge the NEXO electric SUV, which has the longest driving range when compared to Japanese rivals, the carmaker said, adding the new model is durable with a vehicle life expectancy of 10 years and 160,000 km.

The new FCEV was originally introduced at home in August last year but its model name and specifications had been kept under wraps. NEXO also features Level 2 autonomous driving, assisting a driver with automated parking and lane keeping. The price was not disclosed.