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New Hyundai NEXO fuel cell SUV revealed in full at CES

New Hyundai NEXO fuel cell SUV revealed in full at CES

And if "traditional" electric chargers struggle with making their presence known against the likes of oil, imagine just how hard it will be for Nexo and other fuel-cell-powered cars to get charging stations along major roadways. Details about the crossover SUV were revealed at the Consumer Electronics Show, underway now in Las Vegas.

But first - the powertrain: The Nexo's fuel-cell stack is lighter and more compact than that of the iX35 FCEV, but delivers nearly as much power - 95kW versus 100kW.

Meanwhile, Hyundai also released the first official photos of their next-generation fuel cell EV. Hyundai is also developing the NEXO so that it can be used as a mobile energy station to provide power to camper vans. But word is Hyundai chairman Chung Mong-koo wanted it and what Chung Mong-koo wants, he gets. It's a second generation of Hyundai fuel-cell SUVs, following the modified Tucson that has been available in the USA primarily in Southern California. Unless it sees electricity as the future, a propulsion option it offers in its ioniq and coming Kona EVs. While the Nexo has similar proportions to the current Tucson compact SUV, it sits on its own platform that Hyundai says allows for the powertrain and fuel tanks to be better packaged, as well as a reduction in weight. Assuming there's a hydrogen station around, refueling the tank takes up to five minutes, giving the Nexo a clear advantage over purely-electric competitors. At the core of Nexo's technology is an electric motor that generates 160 horsepower and 291 pound-feet of torque. Case in point: Its Tucson forebear featured a separate motor/drive unit and fuel cell stack, all packaged under the hood in front.

The follow up to the Tuscon FCEV has a 20% faster 0-60mph speed at 9.5 seconds.

When the Nexo arrives in early 2018, it will also debut several new driver assist technologies that are new to the Hyundai brand.

Compared to the Tucson FCEV, Hyundai says the Nexo has a 20 percent better 0-60 miles per hour time and has a top speed that's 25 percent higher than the old auto.

Lastly, the Nexo will arrive with a new Remote Smart Parking Assist system that will enable the vehicle to autonomously park or retrieve itself from a parking space with or without a driver in the auto.

NEXO is just one of 18 eco vehicles that Hyundai will market by 2025, including hybrids, plug-in hybrids, battery electrics and hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles.

"We are pleased to announce yet another strategic partnership with a topmost innovator of self-driving technology, Aurora", said Yang Woong-chul, head of Hyundai's R&D.

Unless his boss, Mong-koo, is right about hydrogen being the future.

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