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Hyundai expands NEXO availability in California
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Hyundai expands NEXO availability in California

Hyundai’s hydrogen-powered NEXO SUV is now available in five Californian car dealerships.

Such news broke on Thursday (22nd April), with Hyundai confirming Hyundai Escondido as the first NEXO dealer in San Diego County.

With Hyundai Escondido now stocking the vehicle, there are two dedicated NEXO dealerships in Northern California and three in Southern California.

Currently the only hydrogen-powered SUV in North America, the NEXO is a unique offering to FCEV drivers, or those looking to purchase a zero emission vehicle.

NEXO can be leased for $379 for 36 months, including complimentary hydrogen fuel for three years (up to $15,000), and free maintenance for three years or 36,000 miles.

“With quick, five-minute refuelling times, impressive driving range of 380 miles and zero harmful emissions, Hyundai NEXO represents the future of sustainable driving solutions, and we’re excited that Hyundai Escondido now offers the NEXO to our customers in San Diego County,” said Randy Parker, Senior Vice-President, National Sales, Hyundai Motor America.

NEXO is the technological flagship of Hyundai’s growing eco-vehicle portfolio. Based on a dedicated vehicle platform, NEXO is the cleanest, longest-range (380 mile) zero-emissions mid-size SUV on the road.

The vehicle can be refuelled in just five minutes, allowing a consumer lifestyle similar to a comparable gasoline-powered SUV in terms of both range and refuelling speed.

Hyundai: Leading the way for hydrogen-powered SUVs in the US

Earlier this month, H2 View spoke exclusively to Derek Joyce, Senior Manager, Product and Advanced Powertrain PR at Hyundai, about the company’s NEXO offering.

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Offering the only hydrogen-powered SUV in the US market, Hyundai Motor Company prides itself in its commitment to clean energy and fuel cell stack technology.

Hyundai started its commitment to hydrogen around 21 years ago, right at the turn of the century, and since that point the vehicle manufacturer has not looked back.

The NEXO, Hyundai’s latest fuel cell vehicle offering, was launched in 2019 and has since taken the Californian market by storm, with approximately 400-500 units running in the sunshine state right now.

Speaking to H2 View in a recent interview about the company’s hydrogen activities, Derek Joyce, Senior Manager, Product and Advanced Powertrain PR at Hyundai, said, “Right now, all of them [NEXO FCEVs} are in California. The main consumer focus is California because that’s where there are about 50 stations in operation.

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