Hydrogen crossover Hyundai Nexo will clear the air in LondonOctober 18, 2018
In one hour, Hyundai Nexo can remove harmful impurities from 26.9 kilograms of air.
Specialists of Hyundai and University College London have mapped the busiest and most polluted roads in the British capital. As part of the Clean Driving project, it is planned to clean the air of harmful impurities using a special filtration system of the Nexo hydrogen crossover.
Hyundai and UCL experts obtained data on the content of nitric oxide and particulate matter in the air from a study at King’s College London. On their basis, a map was drawn up indicating the level of pollution in each area of the city. Through the roads, where the amount of harmful substances in the air does not meet environmental standards, a route was laid for a “green” crossover. Hyundai claims that in one hour the Nexo can clean 26.9 kilograms of air – so much for the same length of time 42 adults breathe.
In the future, the effect of putting 10 thousand hydrogen crossovers on the roads will be the same as planting 600 thousand trees. This will be achieved through a three-stage filtration system, which purifies the air intended for cooling fuel cells and removes from it up to 99.9 percent of harmful impurities.
The Hyundai Nexo is driven by an electric motor with a power of 113 kilowatts (154 horsepower) and 395 Nm of torque, which is powered by a traction battery and a fuel cell unit. The power reserve of the hydrogen crossover is about 600 kilometers.