Australia has received its first fleet of Hyundai NEXO hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
Hyundai Motor Company Australia today announced the arrival of 20 NEXO vehicles that will be deployed by the ACT Government fleet from the third quarter of this year.
The NEXO SUV is the first hydrogen-powered vehicle to meet Australian Design Rule (ADR) certification, and the delivered fleet will be the first use of hydrogen vehicles by any Australian Government.
Canberra’s 700-bar hydrogen refuelling station will provide filling capacity for the fleet once opened in the third quarter of this year, in conjunction with the NEXO’s official launch in Australia.
Once operational, the station will become the first publicly available hydrogen refuelling station in the country and the only permeant facility of its kind and will join the private hydrogen refuelling station at Hyundai’s headquarters in Sydney.
Hydrogen stations located in Brisbane and Melbourne are also expected to be complete by the end of this year, with further stations also planned for New South Wales, South Australia, Western Australia and Tasmania.