The race to register hydrogen vehicles in Australia was a tough one, but Hyundai succeeded and won it. In March, Australia will have the possibility to use 20 zero-emission Nexos approved by the Australian Capital Territory Government. There’s also, 20 Canberra and 5 Hyundai hydrogen vehicles deployed for the Queensland government.
Hydrogen-fueled cars are the latest alternative to the low ranged electric vehicle struggles. The main problem is that the refueling station isn’t yet as dense as the electric terminals. So far, Australia is promised at least four such stations, with hydrogen across Canberra and Melburn models, one in the Hyundai and Toyota’s headquarters in Sydney. The NEXO car has a WLTP range of 666 km and has a five-minute refuel time (from zero to full).
Shane RattenbyryACT Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability is mitigating climate change and admits that the NEXO fleet deployment will tackle transport pollution, and Hyundai’s zero-emission vehicles are the first step.
Next in line are other brands to register their FCEVs. Toyota managed to set an agreement contract with the Victorian Government for an extended trial of 20 hydrogen-fueled Mirai sedans. Toyota and Hyundai fought along in a silent race to be the first to register its hydrogen-powered vehicles. We guess, the FCEV five-star score ANCAP rating also played an important role.