While hydrogen-powered vehicles have become increasingly uncommon, some manufacturers are still exploring the potential of this fuel source. Hyundai is set to launch a new generation of Nexo, showcasing the brand’s continued interest in hydrogen technology. Similarly, Toyota has announced plans to introduce a new hydrogen car to the market, hinting at a possible alternative to traditional plug-in cars.
The upcoming Hyundai Nexo, despite hydrogen not currently being a mainstream solution for most passenger cars, is slated for release in 2025. Hyundai’s ambitions extend beyond cars, as they aim to produce hydrogen-powered trucks, ships, and trams, presenting a broader application of hydrogen technology.
Hyundai is also focused on contributing to hydrogen production through innovative methods. The brand intends to generate biogas from organic waste using Waste-to-Hydrogen (W2H) technology, fermenting materials like food, sludge, and animal manure. Additionally, they plan to convert non-recyclable plastic waste into hydrogen through Plastic-to-Hydrogen (P2H) processes, involving the melting of waste plastic to release gas for hydrogen production.
Although specific details about the new Nexo are yet to be disclosed by Hyundai, the brand’s commitment to exploring and advancing hydrogen technology is evident. For those interested in staying updated on the latest developments in the automotive industry, subscribing to the free Autovisie Newsletter is recommended. Autovisie had previously tested the hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo in 2018, providing insights into the driving experience of both the Nexo and the electric Kona.
Hyundai’s faith in hydrogen as a viable and sustainable fuel source for the future of transportation is clearly manifested through their accelerated development of the new Nexo. The company’s commitment to cutting-edge technology and environmental responsibility sets a new standard in the automotive industry. The arrival of Nexo sooner than expected not only underlines Hyundai’s dedication but also promises an exciting era of green mobility. This bold move by Hyundai will likely encourage other companies to further explore and invest in hydrogen-powered vehicles. We can all look forward to witnessing this evolution of clean energy transport, and perhaps even contribute to its growth by embracing these innovative solutions ourselves.