Exclusive: BMW ready to get behind hydrogen drivetrains

Exclusive: BMW ready to get behind hydrogen drivetrains

Trademark blue patterning on the bonnet, blue finishes to the radiator grill, and styled blue plates where exhaust pipes would once have been – design modifications that clearly denote a vehicle is part of the BMW i model. From the end of 2022, these features will be available as part of a small fleet of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles and BMW has outlined its vision for hydrogen drivetrains in an exclusive interview with H2 View.

From the end of 2022, these features will be available as part of a small fleet of hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles from the German premium car manufacturer.

BMW revealed its BMW i Hydrogen NEXT car prior to the IAA Cars 2019 show in Frankfurt (Frankfurt Motor Show) and then promptly presented the model at the event the following day. Based on the BMW X5, a rear-wheel drive luxury SUV, the i Hydrogen NEXT is an indication of how hydrogen technology can be integrated into existing vehicle models and, perhaps crucially, of BMW’s intent where hydrogen mobility is concerned.

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