Official details and specifications of the hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo have been announced, becoming the first fuel cell vehicle in Australia to officially go on sale. With a 120kW electric motor powered by a fuel cell stack that can be refilled at hydrogen refill stations in a matter of minutes, using what is the most abundant element in the universe as its source of “fuel”.
Otherwise known as FCEVs, hydrogen-powered vehicles offer a similar refuelling experience to combustion vehicles but the trade-off is a more energy-intense process to extract, store and distribute hydrogen. And then there is also the refuelling infrastructure, which is more expensive to install than electric charging stations and currently only available in Australia at a very limited number of locations.
That said, the introduction of the Nexo represents a turning point in the zero-emissions transport market for Australia. see https://acapmag.com.au/2021/03/hyundai-nexo-hydrogen-suv-becomes-first-fuel-cell-car-for-sale-in-australia/