Hyundai Nexo climbs 887.5 km on a single hydrogen tank for a new world record


The hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo has broken the world record for the longest distance driven by a similar vehicle on a single tank.

Australian racer Brendan Reeves rode the production version of the Nexo from Essendon Fields in Melbourne to the small provincial town of Broken Hill. According to the Nexo on-board computer, the total track length was 887.5 km. This is a new world record. Previously, this mark was 778 km. This result was shown by the French aeronaut Bertrand Picard in 2019.

Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered crossover has an official WLTP range of 666 km. The GPS device at Nexo showed that the trip lasted 903.4 km. At the same time, Google Maps showed that Reeves drove 905 km, but the car’s on-board computer was used for testing.

The racer noted that the NEXO model is familiar to him and is easy to operate. The controls are intuitive and easy to use, the driver’s position is excellent and the seats are very comfortable. The NEXO is in its element on the open road, with its long range, peaceful and refined cab and smooth, near-silent fuel cell electric powertrain.

The Nexo covered the trip in 13 hours and 6 minutes at an average speed of 66.9 km / h. During the trip, he cleared 449,100 liters of air and consumed 6.27 kg of hydrogen.

Although the Nexo is not yet widely deployed, the Australian Capital Territory government is using 20 examples of such a crossover. The capital of Canberra has the only hydrogen charging station. The same stations will open for other territories.

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