Swindon car dealership drives town in a greener direction

By Swindon Link - 23 May 2019

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Swindon's Pebley Beach has teamed up with car manufacturer Hyundai to lead the way for green motoring.

A Swindon car dealership is hoping to steer the town in a greener direction through a partnership with global manufacturer Hyundai.

Following a roadshow which showcased the latest Hydrogen car technology, Pebley Beach is one of only 15 dealerships to display the new Nexo SUV from Hyundai and has exclusive rights to sell it to the UK market

Hydrogen technology sits alongside electric and electric-hybrid technology as a key component zero-emission technology and part of the future of the automotive world.

The hydrogen cell creation technology in cars uses electrolysis to separate water into Hydrogen (which is then stored) and oxygen. Then inside the vehicle the oxygen is sucked in through the car’s vents, is purified by filters and then combined with the stored hydrogen to generate electricity.

Hydrogen technology is a zero-emission technology with the only by-product being pure water vapour and cleaner air. Not only does it emit nothing but water from the tailpipe but is also “cleans” the air as it drives.

Swindon currently homes two hydrogen fuelling stations, one close to the Honda site and one at Johnson Matthey by junction 16.

Dominic Threlfall, managing director of Swindon's Hyundai dealership, Pebley Beach and Switch on to Swindon Ambassador said: "My Nexo has done 139 miles and says it has cleaned enough air for 6 humans to breath for a day.

"It’s an exciting time for a newly emerging sector of the car market.  Hydrogen is a highly sustainable technology and the market is set to grow exponentially over the next 10 years. I'm delighted that both Swindon and Hyundai are at the forefront of this new technology.”

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