The topic of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles is attracting more and more companies. Now their list includes the Chinese brand Hongqi (Hongqi, “Red Banner”), owned by the FAW company. At the 6th FCVC 2021, held from June 8 to 10 in Shanghai, she unveiled the H5 FCEV hydrogen sedan.
The dimensions of the prototype are given according to the source (after all, only the filling has changed): length, width, height – 4945, 1845, 1470 mm, wheelbase – 2875 mm.
The prototype is based on the conventional Hongqi H5 model, which relies on 1.5 (168 hp, 258 Nm) and 1.8 (197 hp, 320 Nm) turbo engines. The latter is equipped with a 48-volt mild hybrid system.
The H5 FCEV sedan is equipped with a 54 kW fuel cell unit (developed by the parent company FAW). It powers the back-up battery and the traction motor (140 kW, 190 HP). Acceleration from zero to a hundred takes less than ten seconds for such a sedan, and the maximum speed is 160 km / h. Two cylinders with hydrogen compressed to 700 bar hold four kilograms of gas, which is enough to run about 520 km in the NEDC cycle.
The fuel cell unit is located under the hood.
We add that Hongqi was going to build a plug-in hybrid version of the H5 (PHEV) and pure electric (EV), but never did. True, instead of the H5 EV, the Hongqi E-QM5 electric sedan was created, slightly larger (5040 mm). As for the H5 FCEV, the brand presented a similar concept back in 2019 (then it was announced about 400 km of travel). The debut of the model at FCVC 2021 speaks of the gradual progress of the project towards the series. But the timing of the launch of the sedan on the stream is not indicated. But the company said that from December 2020 to the present, it has collected 12 test samples of the H5 FCEV, and each of them has already passed about 12,000 km in tests.