Hyundai Nexo claims hydrogen car “purifies while purifying air”

Hyundai Nexo claims hydrogen car “purifies while purifying air”

Hyundai Motor will have to defend claims that the Nexo hydrogen fuel cell SUV can purify while driving on the road. In the UK, the Korean carmaker is being investigated for its recent claim to hydrogen cars.

The UK Advertising Standards Authority has ordered Hyundai Motor’s unit in the country not to leave it on its website as Nexo, one of its hydrogen fuel cell cars, “purifies while cleaning the air”. The agency believes the claim is misleading.


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The UK’s ASA advertising guard came out with this order on Tuesday. He said the claims would be misleading to say that consumers of Hyundai’s hydrogen cars “would have a negative impact on the environment and remove impurities in the air, impurities caused by driving would remain in the air.”

Hyundai Motor, for its part, defended the advertising line by saying that Nexo had an air purification system to keep gases and fine dust from keeping the interior clean.

The Hyundai Nexo hydrogen-fueled vehicle does not emit as much fuel as other cars running on internal combustion engines. But even the cleanest cars don’t always run away from allegations of green cleaning. The UK government’s Air Quality Expert Group believes that brakes, particles generated by wheels can also contribute a large part to particulate pollution.

The Hyundai Nexo SUV had the record or longest journey in a single tank made up of recently spilled hydrogen. The Hyundai vehicle covered a distance of 887.5 kilometers in its Australian record. However, the record did not last long after a Toyota Mirai car set a new benchmark.

Under the WLTP protocol, the Hyundai Nexo has an official range of more than 660 kilometers on a single load. Hyundai said it usually takes 3 or 5 minutes to charge.

Hyundai is making a big bet on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, especially in Europe. Not only cars, Hyundai also uses hydrogen fuel cells to power Xcient trucks. Hyundair believes that hydrogen fuel cells are more efficient than spending money on electric batteries.



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