20 new Hyundai NEXO hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are set to hit Australian roads this month as part of the ACT Government fleet.
Confirmed today (4th March) the fleet marks first deployment of fully certified, ADR-approved FCEVs in Australia, as well as the first use of hydrogen vehicles by a Government in Australia.
Once operational, the fleet will be able to make full use out of Australia’s first publicly available hydrogen station which is scheduled to open in Canberra later this month. The station will provide capability for 700-bar rapid refuelling for the fleet.
ACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury MLA, has said the NEXO fleet deployment is a positive step towards climate change. “Tackling climate change means tackling transport pollution, and zero-emission vehicle technology is a key part of this,” she said.
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