BMW has set its sights on a hydrogen-fuelled future with the major car manufacturer believing that it will become another key pillar of zero emission mobility within the company.
This is mainly due to the recognition that hydrogen vehicles will be an attractive option to customers that don’t have access to an extensive electric charging network as well as those that frequently travel long distances.
With the rate at which hydrogen is entering the mobility market, BMW has made it clear that the technology is here now and is also here to stay.
To showcase the company’s prowess with the clean fuel of tomorrow, its popular BMW iX5 will be making an appearance at the upcoming 2021 International Motor Show Germany.
The BMW iX5 Hydrogen combines fuel cell technology with a fifth-generation BMW eDrive. Hydrogen needed to supply the fuel cell is stored in two 700-bar tanks made of carbon-fibre reinforced plastic, which together hold almost six kilograms of hydrogen.
The hydrogen-powered vehicle will shuttle between Munich’s town centre in addition to the Summit giving people a taste of what hydrogen-powered cars are like and what they feel like.
BMW exclusive: Clearest indication yet of BMW’s vision for 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.
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