Hyundai's next-generation NEXO fuel cell vehicle made its Canadian debut in Vancouver, B.C., during a ride-and-drive event that included the attendance of municipal and provincial government officials, according to the company's news release.
"Hyundai is the first automotive manufacturer to bring two generations of fuel cell vehicles to the Canadian market - first with the Tucson fuel cell, and now the all-new NEXO," said Don Romano, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada. "The launch of NEXO reinforces Hyundai Motor Group's plan to bring 18 eco-friendly vehicles to global markets by 2025 to help pave the way for a greener future."
Elected officials were offered the chance to drive Hyundai's NEXO car and experience what it's like to sit behind the wheel of a fuel cell-powered vehicle. The carmaker also provided officials with information on how the technology can help contribute to a cleaner environment, as vehicles equipped with this feature run on hydrogen rather than gasoline.
"When Hydrogen and Oxygen are combined from the atmosphere into the fuel cell stack, electricity is produced via an electrochemical reaction," said Hyundai Auto Canada. "The only by-products of this process are water vapour and power, resulting in vehicles that yield zero-emissions."
Hyundai Auto Canada participated in the ride-and-drive event in collaboration with The Canadian Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) Coalition of automakers.