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IIHS News: Hyundai Nexo Becomes First Hydrogen Car Tested

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently made history by testing the Hyundai Nexo, the first hydrogen-powered car it’s ever evaluated.

Given how explosive hydrogen is, the prospect of deliberately crashing one sounds risky. But the Hyundai performed like a champ through the tests — so don’t expect a fireball when you watch the video. In fact, the Nexo actually earned a Top Safety Pick+ designation from the agency.

So while it might be using some new-school fuel tech, it didn’t impact the score at all, and it earned top marks in every category. That said, we find these crash test videos fascinating, especially the slow-motion shots where you can see in detail everything that happens during an collision.

At this point, the Hyundai Nexo is available only to buyers in California. So if you live in the Golden State and are looking to add a zero-emission vehicle to your fleet, swing by your local AutoNation Hyundai dealer to arrange a test drive!

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