Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. has launched the first-ever NEXO, Canada’s only fuel cell-powered SUV and the first vehicle of its kind to be made easily accessible to consumers.
By collaborating with Modo, the first Vancouver-based carsharing co-operating of its kind, the NEXO will bring fuel cell technology to a much wider audience.
“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,” said Don Romano, President and CEO of Hyundai Auto Canada Corp.
“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,” Romano continued.
Hyundai is the only automaker in Canada to offer vehicles with four electrified powertrains including hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell. With the launch of NEXO, Hyundai is the only automotive manufacturer in Canada to offer a second-generation fuel cell vehicle.
Modo will make two NEXO vehicles available for consumer use in the coming weeks through its carsharing service.
“We are excited to be the first carshare to offer consumers the opportunity to experience a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle for themselves,” said Patrick Nangle, CEO of Modo.
“Supporting a clean BC aligns with Modo’s social and environmental purpose as a member-owned co-operative. We are grateful to Hyundai Canada and the Canadian Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association for their financial contribution in making this possible,” said Nangle.