Hyundai continues to demonstrate why it is a world leader in hydrogen technology. Leopoldo Satrústegui, General Manager of Hyundai Motor Spain, and Arturo Aliaga, Vice President and Counselor for Industry, Competitiveness and Business Development of the Government of Aragon, have signed an agreement for the delivery of a hydrogen fueled Hyundai NEXO to the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation for informative purposes.
The vice president of Aragon, who is also president of the Hydrogen Foundation of Aragon, received the Hyundai NEXO at its facilities located in the Walqa Technology Park, in Huesca, where he could learn about the pioneering technology of the NEXO: the flagship of the brand and milestone of Hyundai’s commitment to the development of vehicles that respect the environment, which in 2018 became the first hydrogen fuel cell car registered in Spain.
“Europe has made the decision to clearly bet on hydrogen, which makes clear the success of Aragon when 15 years ago it already launched this foundation. In fact, we consider the delivery of this vehicle, which coincides with our anniversary, an achievement and a recognition of the efforts of pioneering work; hydrogen will be essential for the decarbonization process,” said Aliaga.
Satrústegui also added: “Aragón is carrying out an essential work of support and stimulation in the development of infrastructure for the development of hydrogen and it has positioned itself as a strategic community in our country in this matter. We reaffirm Hyundai’s commitment as an active part in the transition towards increasingly sustainable mobility, betting on innovation and progress. And there is no better example of all this than the Hyundai NEXO, which only emits water vapor and purifies the air to 99.9%, reducing the pollution produced by particles thanks to its pioneering technology.”
The arrival of the Hyundai NEXO to the Aragon Hydrogen Foundation is part of the European H2PyiR project, which aims to develop a cross-border corridor of refueling stations for hydrogen vehicles that connects Spain, France and Andorra with central and northern Europe, where the deployment of infrastructure associated with this type of sustainable and zero-emission mobility is more advanced.
The Aragon Hydrogen Foundation has worked intensively in recent months within the framework of this project, carrying out, among other actions, the first phase of the technical and aesthetic renovation of the hydrogen station located at the Walqa Technology Park, where Hyundai’s General Manager verified the refueling process of the NEXO, which has a hydrogen tank that can is filled in less than five minutes and has a range of more than 600 kilometers, aspects comparable to those of any combustion vehicle.
Source: Hyundai Spain