The Hyundai Nexo has broken the world record for the longest distance travelled by a hydrogen-powered vehicle on a single tank.
The record was broken by last week by French aeronaut and President of the Solar Impulse foundation, Bertrand Piccard, when he covered an astonishing 778km across France in car.
Beginning his journey, Piccard left the FaHyence hydrogen station in Sarreguemines last Monday (25th November 2019) and then arrived at the Musée de l’Air et de l’Espace in Le Bourget the next day, completing the 778km with 49km remaining on the range display.
“With this adventure, we have proven that with clean technologies, we no longer need revolutionary experimental prototypes to break records. Everyone can now do it with stand zero emission vehicles,” said Piccard.
Throughout his journey, Piccard was able to take passengers with him who travelled in the passenger seat. The journey provided his passengers with an opportunity to share the hydrogen car experience and to compare views on sustainable development and mobility.
Passengers on the journey included:
- Jean Rottner, President of the Grand Est Region
- Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
- Michel Delpon, MP for the Dordogne and President of the Hydrogen Study Group at National Assembly
- Benoît Potier, CEO of Air Liquide
- Bruno Le Maire, Minister of Economy and Finance
- Elisabeth Borne, Minister of Ecological and Solidarity Transition
- S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco
The long-distance journey was arranged by Hyundai Motor France and Bertrand Piccard at a conference in Paris back in September 2018.