Hydrogen-powered NEXO joins Queensland Police

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  • A hydrogen fuel-cell Hyundai NEXO has joined Queensland Police as part of the deployment of five NEXOs into the QLD government fleet
  • NEXO will wearing a full Queensland Police Service body wrap, lights and sirens, with refueling at the QLD government hydrogen station
  • Queensland Police will experience the unique benefits of a zero-emissions FCEV during general duties policing, while showcasing the technology to the public
  • NEXO becomes the first fuel-cell police car in Australia and in the Southern Hemisphere, highlighting Hyundai and the Queensland government’s commitment to hydrogen

SYDNEY, Dec. 14, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — NEXO has joined Queensland Police as part of the deployment of five of the Hyundai hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles into the QLD government fleet.

Hyundai NEXO - QLD Police
Hyundai NEXO – QLD Police

NEXO will be wearing the eye-catching Queensland Police Service body wrap, lights and sirens.

The deployment will let the Queensland Police Service experience the unique benefits of a zero-emissions FCEV while showcasing the technology to the public.

It marks NEXO as the first fuel-cell police car in Australia and in the Southern Hemisphere, highlighting Hyundai and the Queensland government’s commitment to hydrogen.

The Queensland government hydrogen station in Brisbane will provide the infrastructure to refuel NEXO, using hydrogen produced locally in QLD.

The futuristic NEXO SUV is the first hydrogen-powered car available in Australia, and the Queensland Police and government NEXOs take the national fleet to 28 alongside the 20 NEXOs rolled out to the ACT government and emergency services in 2020 and the NEXOs stationed at Hyundai’s head office in Sydney.

The Queensland Police NEXO deployment provides a highly visible milestone as Hyundai Motor Company Australia, the government and stakeholders work to implement Australia’s National Hydrogen Strategy, which aims to establish Australia at the forefront of the global hydrogen industry by 2030.

Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Jun Heo, said Hyundai is pleased to see its advanced hydrogen technology deployed by the Queensland Police Service as a further step towards a clean motoring future.

“Deploying NEXO into the Queensland Police Service provides a terrific opportunity for police to experience the unique benefits of our zero-emission hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle while showcasing the technology to the public,” Mr. Heo said.

With NEXO as the technological flagship of a growing green vehicle portfolio, Hyundai is the only brand in Australia to offer hydrogen fuel-cell electric, hybrid and plug-in hybrid (IONIQ), and battery electric (IONIQ, Kona EV and the COTY-winning IONIQ 5) vehicles.

NEXO offers a range of 666km (WLTP) with a refuelling time of three to five minutes, in a futuristic compact SUV package that purifies the air as it drives, emitting only water vapour from its exhaust.

The ANCAP five-star safety rated NEXO is the first government certified fuel-cell electric vehicle for use on Australian roads, from the company that pioneered the mass production FCEV.

As Hyundai’s second-generation mass production fuel-cell vehicle, NEXO combines clean mobility with the latest autonomous driving capabilities and smart advanced driving assistance systems.

About Hyundai Motor Company

Established in 1967, Hyundai Motor Company is present in over 200 countries with more than 120,000 employees dedicated to tackling real-world mobility challenges around the globe. Based on the brand vision ‘Progress for Humanity,’ Hyundai Motor is accelerating its transformation into a Smart Mobility Solution Provider. The company invests in advanced technologies such as robotics and Urban Air Mobility (UAM) to bring about revolutionary mobility solutions, while pursuing open innovation to introduce future mobility services. In pursuit of sustainable future for the world, Hyundai will continue its efforts to introduce zero emission vehicles equipped with industry-leading hydrogen fuel cell and EV technologies.

More information about Hyundai Motor and its products can be found at: http://worldwide.hyundai.com

Hyundai Motor Company Australia Pty Ltd (HMCA) was established on December 1st, 2003 as a wholly owned subsidiary of Hyundai Motor Company. The award-winning range of Hyundai vehicles continues to set segment and industry benchmarks in value, quality and safety, including Australia’s first five-year warranty with unlimited kilometres. For more information visit: www.hyundai.com.au

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