While Elon Musk and Tesla fight to dominate the lithium battery-powered vehicle market, Hyundai is still placing bets on hydrogen. The South Korean carmaker unveiled its latest generation of hydrogen fuel cell EVs (FCEVs), called the Nexo, at CES in Las Vegas this week. The Nexo is Hyundai’s latest evolution of its ix35 FCEV, which first began very limited production in 2013. The Nexo is one of the most technologically advanced vehicles soon to be on the road. But much like the ix35, the Nexo’s design is… un-futuristic. Instead, the Nexo looks very much like any other suburban soccer mom SUV on the market today. Like the ix35, the vehicle is essentially just a fuel cell-powered Tucson. But while the company’s new compact SUV might fail to dazzle in the design department, the Nexo offers an impressive range of 370 miles. And it can be refueled in less than five minutes — faster than any EV on the market today.
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