Hyundai sets a mileage record for hydrogen carsNovember 29, 2019
Without refueling, the Nexo crossover drove 778 kilometers
The French balloonist Bertrand Piccard set a record for mileage on a single tank for hydrogen cars. Driving a Hyundai Nexo without refueling, he covered a distance of 778 kilometers. The remaining power reserve was 49 kilometers.
On November 25, Piccard left the FaHyence hydrogen gas station in Sargemin, France. The next day, he finished near the Museum of Aviation and Cosmonautics in the Paris suburb of Le Bourget. “With this achievement, we have shown that clean technology no longer needs experimental prototypes to set records,” – Piccard commented. “A new era of high-performance, environmental-friendly, is beginning.”
During the trip, several famous people joined Piccard. In the passenger seat Nexo managed to sit Prince Albert II of Monaco, French Minister of Economics and Finance Bruno Le Mer, Grand Duke of Luxembourg Henri and President of the hydrogen research group Michelle Delpon.
Hyundai Nexo traction electric motor develops 163 horsepower and 394 Nm of torque. 6.35 kilograms of hydrogen is stored in cylinders. The current source is both the fuel cells and the traction battery.
Since Nexo does not emit any harmful substances, 111.2 kilograms of carbon dioxide were saved during the run. So much on average throws a car of the same category, equipped with a conventional ICE.
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