The company has in the past revealed plans of bringing in the Nexo FCV to India. With this feasibility study, they intend to evaluate the readiness of India for such a vehicle.
Hyundai Motor India Ltd. has been working towards building a reputation as an environmentally conscious and socially responsible automotive manufacturer. Over the past few years, the company has been undertaking a lot of CSR activities with a philosophy built on four pillars – Safe Move, Happy Move, Green Move, and Easy Move. And while doing this, its focus from what they do best – build cars – hasn’t changed. In fact, it has constantly been working on aligning the two together.
In a move to do just that, the Korean carmaker has announced that they are conducting a feasibility study to bring Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles to India. Hyundai already has the Nexo FCV on sale in the global market, and it has, in the past, revealed plans of bringing it to India. This feasibility study will help it understand to what extent India is ready for such a vehicle.
Last week, at the first International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA) conference in India, Korea Manufacturers’ Association (KMA) shared the developments they have made in the Fuel Cell Technology and spoke about the success of the Nexon FCV.
Speaking about the feasibility study for Fuel Cell Vehicles, S S Kim, MD and CEO of Hyundai Motor India Ltd., said, 'Progress for Humanity with Zero Emission Mobility is our responsibility and vision to make a long-term positive transformation for our future generations. We have initiated a feasibility study for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle in India and promise to bring the Ultimate Solution with Zero Emission Mobility.'
The Nexo has been on sale in the global market for a while now. In fact, Hyundai managed to sell 699 units of the car in their home market in November 2019. This hydrogen-powered emission-free offering claims to have a driving range of 666km under the WLTP cycle and 756km in the NEDC tests. The Nexo is powered by a fuel cell drivetrain that, Hyundai claims, produces 161 horses and 395Nm.
Hyundai has been putting a lot of effort into expanding its green mobility portfolio. Earlier this year in July, Hyundai brought in the Kona Electric to India. Since its launch, the car has tasted reasonable success in the country including a small order from EESL. Aside from emission-free vehicle launches, the company has also been conducting awareness programs like the ‘Save Our Heritage’ and ‘BeTheBetterGuy’ Road safety campaigns.