The Queensland Police Service has recently welcomed its first hydrogen police car—the Hyundai NEXO.
Marking the state’s commitment to clean motoring, the newly acquired NEXO will be part of the North Brisbane Domestic and Family Violence Vulnerable Persons Unit. It is drawn from the state government’s fleet of five hydrogen vehicles.
According to Queensland police minister Mark Ryan, the vehicle has been fitted with police livery, sirens, and lights, and has the ability to be used for all general police duties.
“Importantly, they offer ultra-quick refueling and high efficiency – they will be able to be refueled commercially in just five minutes,” Ryan said.
The police NEXO will be refueled at the Redlands Research Facility operated by the Queensland University of Technology.
“Deploying NEXO into the Queensland Police Service provides a terrific opportunity for police to experience the unique benefits of our zero-emission hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle while showcasing the technology to the public.” Hyundai Motor Company Australia Chief Executive Officer, Jun Heo said.
The NEXO is the first government-certified fuel-cell electric vehicle for use on Australian road. This compact SUV offers a range of 666km (WLTP). It also features clean mobility, autonomous driving capabilities, and smart advanced driving assistance systems. It also has a 5-Star ANCAP safety rating.