Rally driver Brendan Reeves joins the Hyundai Australia team to set a world record by driving a single-tank hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo at a distance of 900 km.
The hydrogen-powered Hyundai Nexo is a zero-emission vehicle. It has set a world record by traveling from Melbourne to Broken Hill, Australia. Precisely the Hyundai vehicle has traveled a distance of 887.5 kilometers. Bertrand Picard, already a French astronaut and chairman of the Solar Impulse Foundation, set the record by traveling 778 kilometers two years ago.
He also used the Hyundai Nexo car to create the previous record. Recently, the Hyundai Nexo became the first hydrogen-powered vehicle to be certified for sale in Australia. According to the WLDP protocol, the Hyundai Nexo will give an official range of more than 660 km on a single charge. Hyundai says it usually takes 3 to 5 minutes to recharge.
According to Brendan Reeves, the record-breaking Nexo trip computer showed that the vehicle could still make progress to Broken Hill after traveling 807 kilometers. No one expected the vehicle to go very far. Reeves decided to move to a local town on the outskirts of Broken Hill called Silverton.
That’s where the famous Bollywood movie Mad Max 2 was shot. The Nexo continued its journey until it reached 887.5 km on the trip computer. The vehicle finally came to a stop after running out of fuel. The Reeves did not drive the Protection-Spec Nexo like a rally car. Instead, he said he stuck to a performance-centric approach. He also said he drove the vehicle remembering some tips his father shared on how to drive a truck efficiently.
In total, the journey of this non-stop vehicle lasted 13 hours 6 minutes. And is said to have traveled at an average speed of 66.9 kilometers per hour. According to official reports, the Hyundai Nexo’s instrument panel used for the record said the low fuel warning came when it first traveled 686 kilometers.