Hyundai Canada Launches NEXO

Hyundai Canada Launches NEXO
Modo will make these two NEXO vehicles available for consumer use in the coming weeks through its carsharing services. (Photo: Hyundai Auto Canada)

Hyundai Auto Canada announced the national launch of the first-ever NEXO, the first and only fuel cell-powered SUV made available to Canadian consumers.

NEXO is another leading vehicle in sustainable mobility. It is powered by hydrogen, which allows the vehicle to emit clean water vapour and purify the air as it is driven. A five-minute refill delivers up to 570 km of range and continues to provide exceptional range even in cold climates, like Canadian winters.

Now, Hyundai Canada is collaborating with Modo, a Vancouver-based carsharing service, to bring NEXO to a wider audience than ever before. Modo will soon make two NEXO vehicles available for consumer use through its services, promoting Canadian awareness and experience of this technology.

“We are excited to be the first carshare to offer consumers the opportunity to experience a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle for themselves,” says Patrick Nangle, CEO of Modo. “Supporting a cleaner BC aligns with Modo’s social and environmental purpose as a member-owned co-operative.”

Hyundai had always been a leader in sustainable mobility, as the only automaker in Canada that offers up to four different vehicles with electrified powertrains, including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell. The company is the first to make fuel cell vehicles available for retail sale through select local dealerships.

“Hydrogen vehicles are the most promising type of alternative powertrain transportation in existence today. It’s important for us to make innovative green technologies like NEXO readily available for Canadians to ensure a sustainable future,” says Don Romano, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada. “We’re thrilled to launch NEXO in B.C, as the province is a leader in implementing important sustainability initiatives and is aligned with our vision of introducing new means of clean mobility.”

Vancouver is home to one of Canada’s public refueling stations, with more underway as the Government of Canada is delivering more options in an effort to reduce pollution, as part of the Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative (EVAFIDI).

Anyone who is interested in test-driving NEXO will be able to do so at the Vancouver International Auto Show, which will take place from March 19 to March 24.

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