Costs & verdict
Everyday costs, plus how reliable and safe it is
There’s only one model of Nexo and it comes packed to the rafters with equipment including dual-zone climate control, ful LED lighting, adaptive cruise control, keyless entry and start plus a hands-free electric tailgate as standard.
The bad news is that the Nexo isn’t cheap, costing around the same amount as the far speedier Jaguar I-Pace and nearly twice as much as Hyundai’s own Kona Electric. It’s also worth bearing in mind that hydrogen itself is quite expensive, so you won’t save money on running costs like you would an electric car. It pays to save the earth, at least, that’s how it seems.
As for safety, the Nexo scored a full five stars in its Euro NCAP safety evaluation, although delving into the scores deeper, it could protect its driver a little better compared to similarly pricey SUVs. At least you get automatic emergency braking, blind spot detection, lane-keeping assistance and a driver attention alert as standard.