BMW is advancing the series production of hydrogen cars.
Oliver Zipse, CEO announced to handelsblatt: “Hydrogen as an energy carrier will play an important role in many regions of the world.”
To this end, the BMW Group is launching “the everyday testing of near-series vehicles with a hydrogen fuel cell drive on European roads,” according to a statement from the company. The first small series of BMW hydrogen cars is to be presented before the end of 2022.
Series production: BMW plans hydrogen as an important powertrain pillar
“The upper end of our X family, which enjoys great popularity with our customers, is particularly suitable here,” says Zipse. Overall, the energy crisis is driving hydrogen propulsion enormously.
“I can well imagine that we will also see the fuel cell in series production in the new class in the future,” explains CEO Zipse.
BMW has been working on fuel cell technology together with the Japanese car manufacturer Toyota since 2013. Just recently, a Chinese automaker announced the first mass production of hydrogen cars. In Germany, researchers at the Aerospace Center announced a hydrogen car at a low price.