Hyundai Motor Group opened "Hyundai Hydrogen World" in Shanghai on Aug. 26, where visitors can experience hydrogen-powered electric car technology and eco-friendly hydrogen energy.
The group will operate the exhibition hall for two weeks from Aug. 26 to Sept. 8. “Hyundai Motor Group plans to actively respond to the Chinese government's new energy development policy and distribute its knowledge on hydrogen-powered electric vehicles to more Chinese public,” CEO Lee Byung-ho said at the opening ceremony.
The 406-square-meter hydrogen vision hall, Hyundai Hydrogen World consists of the Nexo air purification demonstration zone, hydrogen-led future society experience zone, future mobility experience zone and ChinaVoice&Answer zone. It was constructed to allow visitors to experience various contents related to hydrogen energy.
“Hyundai Motor Group will soon solidify its image as a first mover in the hydrogen economy and industry sector in China, the world's largest auto market,” an official at Hyundai Motor Group said.
Meanwhile, Hyundai Motor Group introduced 'FCEV Vision 2030', which is a roadmap for hydrogen and hydrogen-powered electric vehicles, at the end of last year, and plans to establish a production system for 500,000 hydrogen-powered electric vehicles in South Korea in 2030 to continuously secure leadership in global hydrogen-powered vehicles.
It also succeeded in mass-producing the world's first Tucson ix FCEV hydrogen-powered vehicle in 2013, and introduced the future SUV next-generation hydrogen-powered vehicle "Nexo" in 2018, which is packed with eco-friendly future technologies.
In October last year, Nexo was the first hydrogen-powered vehicle to receive the highest rating among the overall evaluations in the Euro NCAP test, a European new car safety assessment program.
In August this year, it obtained the highest rating of "Top Safety Pick Plus (2019)" in a car crash test from the U.S. Highway Safety Insurance Association (IIHS), proving the best safety in the world, including Europe, South Korea and the U.S.