BMW revealed i Hydrogen Next: Hydrogen bandwagon with fuel cell powertrain
Along with electrical vehicles, one of the vehicles popular in recent years is hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. BMW has now introduced its first hydrogen fuel cell vehicle.
- 31-03-2020 13:43
Car manufacturers are now starting to build engines that don't work with fossil fuels and have no carbon emissions. For this reason, electric vehicles have become very popular now, but apart from electric vehicles, there are other friendly technologies that come into our lives. One of them is hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Toyota has been a pioneer in the development and production of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. In 2014, they introduced Toyota Mirai.
Specs of i Hydrogen Next
Now BMW is entering the competition with hydrogen cell vehicles. The company developed i Hydrogen Next with the support of Toyota. I Hydrogen Next works with hydrogen, and fuel cells can produce 375 hp. This fuel cell of the vehicle provides 125kW of electrical energy. In addition, the vehicle has a “top battery” that can be used when it needs additional power. With this battery, a total of 275 kW electricity is provided in the system.
BMW's new vehicle has a 700 bar pressure tank and 6kg of compressed hydrogen capacity. With this tank capacity, it can travel 750 km with a single tank.
Still, BMW needs a long time to complete i Hdyrogen Next. At the same time, the infrastructure is not yet ready for the use of hydrogen vehicles. BMW will produce a limited edition of its hydrogen i Hydrogen Next in 2022 for test.