BMW has started the real-world testing phase of its i Hydrogen Next prototype, which is based on the existing X5 SUV.
The vehicle uses a BMW eDrive electric motor and a hydrogen fuel cell developed by Toyota. The collaboration between the two car makers started in 2013.
Engineers have started on-road testing to fine-tune the car’s software calibration and a small fleet of vehicles will be produced in late 2022 for “extensive field testing”.
BMW expects that the powertrain could enter series production by 2025, if the testing proves successful.
“Hydrogen fuel cell technology can be an attractive option for sustainable drive trains – especially in larger vehicle classes,” said Frank Weber, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG responsible for Development. “That is why road testing of near-standard vehicles with a hydrogen fuel cell drive train is an important milestone in our research and development efforts.”
The complete drive system in the combines hydrogen fuel cell technology with fifth-generation BMW eDrive technology – which can already be experienced in the BMW iX3. - Fleet news...
Japan is full square behind Hydrogen..., it's not either or ....
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