Bertrand Piccard has driven 778km in a Hyundai Nexo, breaking the world record for the longest distance driven in a hydrogen-powered vehicle on a single tank.


French Aeronaut and President of the Solar Impulse Foundation Bertrand Piccard has broken the world record for the longest distance travelled in a hydrogen-powered vehicle on a single refuelling.

Driving in a Hyundai Nexo, Piccard left the FaHyence hydrogen station in Sarreguemines on Monday 25 November 2019, a place chosen because of the region's commitment to responsible mobility, and arrived the next day at the Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace in Le Bourget - covering a total distance of 778km. Never before has a production car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell covered so many kilometres on a single charge.

As the first car manufacturer to mass produce hydrogen-powered vehicles, Hyundai is actively preparing for tomorrow's zero emission mobility. Avoiding any dogmatic position on alternative energies, the brand is already responding to current changes in the car market by offering the widest choice of electrified powertrains on the market.