Hyundai Shows Off Hydrogen in China

  • Christian Wardlaw has 25 years of experience serving in automotive editorial leadership roles with Autobytel, Edmunds, J.D. Power, and Tribune Publishing. A married father of four, Chris is based in the Los Angeles suburbs and believes fuel cell electric vehicles will power the future.

can be reached at christianwardlaw@gmail.com
  • Christian Wardlaw has 25 years of experience serving in automotive editorial leadership roles with Autobytel, Edmunds, J.D. Power, and Tribune Publishing. A married father of four, Chris is based in the Los Angeles suburbs and believes fuel cell electric vehicles will power the future.

can be reached at christianwardlaw@gmail.com
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Hyundai recently staged a pop-up exhibition in Shanghai’s Century Square. Hyundai Hydrogen World featured its Nexo fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV).

  • China actively supports the development of renewable energy sources, and hydrogen is gaining ground as a viable fuel for the country’s future transportation requirements.
  • A temporary exhibition, Hyundai Hydrogen World was designed to teach people about FCEVs, including new mobility lifestyles revolving around the fuel, while demonstrating how the automaker is ready to respond to China’s green energy policies.
  • Hyundai hopes to spark consumer interest in the technology and carve out a leadership role in the region by showing its expertise in FCEV’s.

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One of the best fuel-cell electric vehicles available today, the Hyundai Nexo has style, space, and sophistication. (Photo: Hyundai)

Clean and green 

As part of the exhibit, Hyundai showed how the Nexo, its latest FCEV, actually cleans the air of fine dust particles as it drives down the road, emitting nothing but water vapor into the atmosphere. Effectively, the crossover SUV purifies the air during the drive. Separately, a cutaway version of the Nexo showed consumers how FCEV propulsion systems work and explained why they’re safe on the road. Additionally, Hyundai Hydrogen World showed Shanghai residents how hydrogen can positively influence China’s economy and society, from use in autonomous vehicles to serving as a power source in the home.

WHY THIS MATTERS

Hyundai expects to produce 500,000 fuel-cell electric vehicles annually by 2030. That’s a big increase over global sales today. To meet such a lofty target, Hyundai needs to get people excited about hydrogen. Where better than China, the world’s largest automotive market, where air quality is often awful.


About the Author

  • Christian Wardlaw has 25 years of experience serving in automotive editorial leadership roles with Autobytel, Edmunds, J.D. Power, and Tribune Publishing. A married father of four, Chris is based in the Los Angeles suburbs and believes fuel cell electric vehicles will power the future.

can be reached at christianwardlaw@gmail.com
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