The revolutionary Hyundai Nexo was driven by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis!

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The Hyundai Nexo is a special car as it consumes hydrogen to produce electricity, which is then stored in a battery and used for its movement. The vehicle has been in Greece for a few days now.

The car, which is in the Hydrogen Europe association, was driven by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, News Auto reported.

Even though it is electric, it does not need to charge its battery from an electrical network since, as mentioned, the electricity required for its movement is produced by the consumption of hydrogen, which is stored in a tank with a capacity of 6.3kg and under a pressure of 700 bar,

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The interesting thing is that the air is cleaned in a series of filters so that it enters the fuel cell completely clean. In this way, the atmosphere of the city is also cleaned, while the only residue of the whole process is water!

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The fuel cell has a power of 95 kW, while in the propulsion system there is also a 40 kWh battery. The electric motor produces 120 kW or 163 hp and accelerates the Nexo from a standstill to 100 km/h in just 10.0 seconds. Refueling with hydrogen takes no more than five minutes.

And this is another advantage it has over a BEV (Battery Electric Vehicle) that takes hours to fully charge unless a direct current (DC) fast charger is used.

As for the autonomy of the Hyundai Nexo, it exceeds 750 kilometres, the price is also impressive.

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In addition to the cars with fuel cells, the hydrogen network is still in its infancy, the difficulty of its development since it is difficult to manage hydrogen as a fuel and also the high cost of purchasing the specific models. The Nexo, for example, costs from 77,290 euros in Germany.

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