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FCEV

Since becoming the world’s first automobile company to successfully mass produce FCEV in 2013,
Hyundai Motor Group has been pulling together all of its resources to popularize FCEV.
The FCEV project, which began from a tiny drop of water, is creating huge ripples around the world
and bringing forth a new era.

FCEV technology that surprised the world

The FCEV developed by Hyundai Motor Group was selected as one of the 10 best engines in the world in 2014 and again in 2018.
Hyundai Motor Group is taking all the necessary steps to carefully prepare its leap into the future as the leader of the next-generation,
eco-friendly vehicle market.

Hyundai, a company that develops FCEV

FCEV have been introduced in the European, American, Japanese, Chinese, and Korean markets (among others) in the form of passenger vehicles, buses, and trucks. With FCEV becoming more and more popular, they are proving themselves to be efficient, reliable, and safe modes of transport.

Around the world, more than 20 companies are selling FCEV (including testing companies in America, Europe, and Japan, more than 30 companies are involved the development and production of FCEV). As for passenger FCEV, the Hyundai Motor Group from Korea, Toyota/Honda from Japan, and Mercedes-Benz from Germany are mass producing passenger FCEV at the moment; however, plenty of first-movers and late-movers are establishing partnerships and alliances to gain any type of competitive edge in the market. For commercial vehicles, FCEV have been distributed and are being proven in Europe, America, Japan, China, Korea, etc.

In particular, more than 40 Chinese automakers have already developed a total of 56 hydrogen buses and trucks, which is in line with the Chinese government’s ambitions to become a global leader in the FCEV market (1 million vehicles by 2030). China has become a major player in the electric vehicle market and therefore adding FCEV to its portfolio will only increase its influence in the global vehicle manufacturing sector.

FCEV technology that surprised the world

In terms of FCEV (passenger vehicles), only Hyundai Motor Group (Tucson ix in 2013 and NEXO in 2018), Company A (2014), and Company B (2016) have been able to launch models successfully in the global market. The FCEV developed by Hyundai Motor Group was first selected as one of the ‘10 Best Engines’ of the world in 2014 and again in 2018. No other automaker has been able to earn a spot in the ‘10 Best Engines’ list with their FCEV. Compared to other models from competitors, NEXO has better performance in almost all areas, including cruising range, top speed, and acceleration.

FCEV technology that surprised the world(Sort, NEXO, A, B)
Sort NEXO A B
Maximum Range
(km)
611
(US Certification:
Combined Fuel Economy)
※ Domestic Combined Fuel
Economy 609km
502
(US Certification:
Combined Fuel Economy)
589
(US Certification:
Combined Fuel Economy)
Maximum Speed 177 km/h 175 km/h 164 km/h
Acceleration Performance
(0 → 100km/h)
9.2 sec 10.4 sec 11.8 sec
Motor Maximum Torque
(N·m)
395 335 300
  • Acceleration performance is based on in-house testing results at Hyundai Motor (Research Center)
  • Maximum cruising range may differ depending on road conditions, driving style, cargo load, maintenance conditions, external temperature, etc.)

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