Those who wait for the launch of Kona in July here is another good news from the company Hyundai Motor India Ltd (HMIL) as it is to bring its fuel cell SUV, the Nexo, in India after the launch of its fully electric SUV Kona in July this year.
Hyundai to launch fuel cell SUV Nexo
As of now, the company isn’t looking for the launch of hybrid powertrains as they are not getting any relaxation GST on hybrid models said Puneet Anand, senior general manager and group head (marketing) of HMIL.
Anand said, “We are committed to bringing green technology to India and reduce emission. Fuel cell technology has zero emissions and no carbon footprint.
“While electric vehicles have zero emissions on the spot it runs, a fuel cell is even cleaner as it taps hydrogen to transform it into electricity.”
We don’t know the exact launch date of SUV Nexo, but the company wants to bring in more such fuel cells models. the marketing head said, “Hyundai will have a strong focus on a fuel cell. Depending on the government’s policy on making hydrogen available, we will be bringing more fuel cell vehicles to the country.”
Fuel cell SUV Nexo ranges 609 km in a single charge
The fuel cell drivetrain which is used in SUV is much lighter than a regular electric powertrain. It provides a range of 609 km in a single charge.
But before this, the all-electric Kona, which comes with a charging kit and battery packs will launch in India in July this year which will a have a 39.2kWh battery pack.
The Hyundai will have multiple engine options in its SUV segment such as gasoline, diesel, electric and fuel cell.
After the introduction of BS-VI norms, Hyundai’s competitor Maruti Suzuki will stop the sale of diesel engines in India.
“The diesel technology today is very clean, efficient and powerful. In Europe, diesel is still very popular. Here too, with BS-VI kicking in by April 2020, we will be switching over our diesel powertrains to the new emission norms,” said Anand.
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