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Hyundai Nexo Earns Top Safety Pick+ Award From Insurance Institute For Highway Safety


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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif., Aug. 9, 2019 –
The 2019 Hyundai NEXO hydrogen fuel cell electric SUV has earned a TOP SAFETY PICK+ award from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) for vehicles built after June 2019. The NEXO, which is only available in California, is the first such hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that IIHS has tested. A vehicle such as NEXO would not normally be included in the IIHS routine test schedule, but Hyundai nominated its own NEXO for early testing. Evaluating the NEXO was also beneficial to IIHS, by offering its first early opportunity to evaluate a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.

To qualify for a 2019 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, a vehicle must earn good ratings in the driver-side small overlap front, passenger-side small overlap front, moderate overlap front, side, roof strength and head restraint tests. It also needs an advanced or superior rating for front crash prevention and a good headlight rating. The NEXO, a midsize premium SUV, has good ratings in all six crashworthiness tests.

Its standard front crash prevention system earned a superior rating. The vehicle avoided collisions in 12 mph and 25 mph track tests and has a forward collision warning system that meets National Highway Traffic Safety Administration criteria. In addition, NEXO comes with standard high-beam assist, which may automatically switch between high beams and low beams, depending on the presence of other vehicles.

“Hyundai and its engineering team continue to make vehicles even safer with the addition of active standard safety features, prioritizing cutting-edge safety and convenience at the forefront of the driving experience,” said Scott Margason, director, Product Planning, Hyundai Motor America. “Our NEXO further emphasizes this priority on safety, with generous driver-assistance technologies and excellent passenger protection in a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.”

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For many of us using this as a family vehicle, news of these ratings sure help further justify the Nexo over its rivals.
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After seeing news of new Hyundai electric SUV's on the way, I hope Hyundai is able to maintain these safety rating with them.

Kona EV explosions aren't helping...

"A Hyundai Kona electric SUV caught fire and exploded inside a home garage last Friday in Montreal, Canada. No one was harmed in the explosion though. The EV was reportedly plugged in and was not on charging when the blast took place.

Meanwhile, the Montreal fire department is investigating the incident. The homeowner had bought Hyundai Kona in March this year, CBC reported. The force of the explosion was so severe that it ripped off the garage's door which landed across the street.

Hyundai Kona was launched in India on July 9 and is India's first electric SUV. Kona is priced at Rs 25.30 lakh. Hyundai had reported on July 19 that it had received 120 confirmed bookings for the electric SUV in India.

The five-seater SUV that is being assembled at Hyundai's Chennai factory uses a 39.2 Kilowatt-hour battery in place of a combustion engine that develops a maximum power of 136 PS and a peak torque of 403 newton metres. It is capable of 0-100 kph in under 10 seconds. Globally, it is also available with one other battery option of 64 kwh that gives it a range of 449 kilometers (under EU driving cycle) on full charge.

Lack of charging infrastructure in India - there are fewer than 500 charging stations - has been a stumbling block in the growth of electric cars in the country. The Kona is capable of covering 452 kilometers on a full charge, as per ARAI standards, which Hyundai believes would assure buyers of range anxiety. As with any other test done under specific conditions, the range would have to be checked in real road conditions. In the EU test conditions for example, this battery achieved a range of 289 kilometers.

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The battery can be charged in nine hours through a standard slow charger and in 57 minutes with a 50 Kilowatt DC fast charger. Hyundai is offering two chargers with every car--a portable and an AC wall box charger. The portable charger can be plugged into any normal 3 pin 15-ampere socket that can top up a 50 kilometer range in 3 hours. The wall mounted AC charger can do the same in an hour.

Hyundai has also tied up with India's largest oil marketing firm Indian Oil corporation to install high speed chargers capable of charging upto 80 percent in less than an hour, in select cities--Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Hyundai's special electric selling dealerships will also be equipped with 7.2 kilowatt AC charger for customers while a special Kona Electric fleet, that is capable of charging other vehicles from its own battery, has also been set up to provide emergency charging.

The two existing electric cars in India-the Mahindra e2O plus and e-Verito have a range of 110-140 kilometres."
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