Euro NCAP

See the safety results of the Hyundai NEXO by Euro NCAP

Results
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CleanAir Created with Sketch.
10.0 10 Clean Air Index
EnergyEfficiency Created with Sketch.
7.3 10 Energy Efficiency Index
10.0 10 Greenhouse Gas Index
Laboratory TestsNMHCNOXNH3COPN
10.010Cold test
10.010Warm test
10.010Cold Ambient test
10.010Highway
Road test
5.010On-Road Drive
8.08On-Road Heavy Load
5.05On-Road Light Load
5.05On-Road Short Trip
2.02Congestion
Robustness
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The NEXO is powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. Hydrogen is used to generate the electricity which is used to drive the car. The only thing that is emitted from the exhaust is water, so the vehicle scores maximum points in this part of the assessment.

Laboratory TestsEnergy
8.310Cold test
8.910Warm test
6.510Cold Ambient test
5.710Highway
ConsumptionDriving range
Average 1.3kg100 km 495km
Worst-case 1.7kg100 km 378km
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

Energy efficiency is extremely high, though not as high as a pure electric vehicle. Nevertheless, the car scores well in this part of the assessment with an index of 7.3.

Greenhouse GasesCO2N2OCH4
7.07Cold test
7.07Warm test
7.07Cold Ambient test
7.07Highway
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  • n.a.
  • good
  • adequate
  • marginal
  • weak
  • poor

Comments

The NEXO emits no greenhouse gases, its only tailpipe emission being water. Accordingly, maximum points are scored in this part of the assessment.

Our verdict

First shown in 2018, the Hyundai NEXO is one of a small number of vehicles powered by a hydrogen fuel cell. In such vehicles, the hydrogen is not used directly as a source of power. Rather, the fuel cell uses the hydrogen to generate electricity which is then used to propel the vehicle, as in a conventional pure electric vehicle. There are no tailpipe emissions other than water. As a result, the NEXO scores full points for both the Clean Air and Greenhouse Gas indexes. Energy efficiency is also very high and the NEXO emerges with an average index just high enough to earn the car a maximum 5 star rating.

Specifications

  • Publication Date 02 2021
  • Tested Car KMHJ8816FKU00XXXX
  • Emissions Class Euro 6d-Temp
  • Tyres 245/45R19 98W
  • Mass 1,799 kg
  • Engine Power/Torque 120 kW/395 Nm
  • Published driving range 666 km