Compared with pure electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are closer to new energy vehicles in the true sense of the word. Just because hydrogen fuel cells have very high technical barriers, the world’s only toyota as the representative of a few car companies, hydrogen fuel passenger cars to the market. BMW has clearly taken note of the huge market for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which were already available several years ago.
The difference is that instead of building cars behind closed doors, BMW has worked with Toyota to develop it, which has greatly accelerated the development and manufacture of BMW’s hydrogen-producing vehicles.
Recently, according tomedia reports, BMW once again confirmed that its hydrogen fuel cell SUV, i NEXT Hydrogen, will be small-scale production in 2022, the official production date of 2025.
Moreover, the car’s reactor system was developed by the BMW Group, while the monomer hydrogen fuel cell came from Toyota.
According to previous information, the car’s maximum range will reach 500 kilometers, a single hydrogenation time in 3-4 minutes, fuel filling time and range, close to traditional fuel cars.
It is understood that the i Hydrogen NEXT hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is based on the BMW X5. To ensure safety, the fuel storage unit consists of two hydrogen storage tanks placed in the vehicle chassis 700bar, which can hold a total of 6kg (12 kg) of hydrogen.
In addition to the hydrogen fuel cell system, the car uses BMW’s latest fifth-generation eDrive electric drive technology. When the vehicle overtakes or accelerates, the high-power battery mounted above the motor provides additional power.
As a result, although the vehicle’s hydrogen fuel cell has a maximum power of 125kW, the combined maximum power of the drive system is 275kW.
In fact, while other automakers are pushing hard for pure electric vehicles, BMW and Toyota are making more of a solar-fuel-cell drive. Compared with the pure electric car model, if the future hydrogenation station can be widely used, the advantages of hydrogen-fueled cars are obvious.
But hydrogen-fueled cars because of the existence of hydrogen storage devices, to many people with a carrying “explosive bag” in the feeling of running. However, with the development of technology and materials, the safety of hydrogen storage tanks will eventually be completely solved.
So, would you prefer a pure electric car or a hydrogen fuel cell car?