There are two technologies competing to replace the internal combustion engine, but it is the poultry problem all over again – the chicken and eggs. Electric cars are popular where there is a mature electric car charging infrastructure. Expensive charging infrastructure gets built where there are lots of electric cars. But at least electricity generation and distribution are mature technologies with existing networks.
The hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo has broken the world distance record by travelling 778 km on a single ‘tank’. It beat the previous record by some margin as it still had another 49 km range left at the end of the journey.
According to Interbrand’s latest rankings, Hyundai Motor is among the most valued brands in the world for the fourth consecutive year. Hyundai’s global brand value has grown another 3% since 2017 to a record high of US $13.5 billion. This result successfully places Hyundai in the top 40 Best Global Brands. They are now ranked the 36th most valuable brand and all that through challenging conditions across many global markets.
Hyundai is once again in the news winning yet another award. This time it’s all about the inverted headlight design that has earned them the International Design Excellence Award.
Many people agree that fossil fuels could someday run dry and that hydrogen-fueled cars, like the Hyundai Nexo, will play an important part. Fuel cell cars ultimately have two major advantages over EV’s; they can drive further and refuel considerably faster.
The Hyundai Nexo was recently unveiled at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and has since sparked interesting dialogue regarding what is possible in terms of driving range for green vehicles. To showcase the cutting-edge fuel cell technology that powers the Nexo, the auto manufacturer completed a 189 km journey from Seoul to PyeongChang in the lead-up to the Olympic Games – a veritable walk in the park for the vehicle that Hyundai says can clear 609 km on a single charge.