SEOUL, South Korea – Hyundai Motor’s second-generation fuel-cell electric vehicle, the Nexo , has received a maximum five-star rating from Green NCAP, an independent organisation that ranks vehicles based on their energy efficiency and emissions.
The rating was based on three indices, each involving metrics that includes measuring air quality, energy efficiency and greenhouse gases. As a fuel cell electric vehicle, powered by hydrogen and producing distilled water as its only emission, the Nexo scored full points on both the Clean Air and Greenhouse Gas index.
Its ”excellent” rating for energy efficiency was, Hyundai says, further testament to the quality of the product that showed fuel-cell mobility has matured as a viable transport solution.
In its report, Green NCAP wrote: “The Hyundai Nexo has zero exhaust emissions other than water. As a result it scored full points on Clean Air and Greenhouse Gas indexes.
”Energy efficiency is also very high and the Nexo emerges with an average index high enough to earn the car a maximum five-star rating.”
Andreas-Christoph Hofmann, Hyundai Europe’s marketing and product vice-president, told The Corner in a media release: ”The Nexo is the latest Hyundai model to earn a five-star Green NCAP rating, joining the ranks of the Hyundai Ioniq and the Kona Electric as further proof that we’re achieving our goal of making high-quality, eco-friendly, mobility solutions.
“Our flagship fuel-cell electric vehicle has been recognised not only for being an environmentally friendly, zero-emissions, vehicle but also as a strong product with very high energy efficiency.”
Hyundai says the Nexo is not only a fuel-cell electric vehicle but also the technological flagship of Hyundai’s growing eco-vehicle fleet.
”It combines the practicality of an SUV crossover with advanced electric technology, comprehensive driver assistance and innovative design.”
It’s also said to be the third Hyundai to earn the maximum five-star rating. In 2019, Green NCAP also awarded five stars to the battery-electric version of Hyundai’s Ioniq.
About Green NCAP
Green NCAP is an independent initiative intended to promote the development of clean, energy-efficient, environment-friendly cars using a broad range of tests that go beyond already legislated tests and from consumer information.