“Hydrogen” version of the crossover BMW X5 will appear in the list of modifications only by 2022. And circulation of such SUVs will be limited.
German crossover BMW X5 will receive a modification on hydrogen fuel cells. This information on Friday, July 24, shares the publication Automotive News Europe, citing Bloomberg.
According to media reports, the first release of the new X5 i Hydrogen will be the Next small-scale. On hydrogen fuel cell technology, the Bavarian brand will work together with Toyota. While BMW called the niche hydrogen vehicles are promising.
In General, the company plans to produce cars with different drive styles, not focusing on any one technology. Such a strategy, the Germans plan to stick with until some one of them will emerge the leaders.
Recall that the conceptual BMW X5 i Hydrogen Next, showing the capabilities of fuel cell technology running on hydrogen was presented in Frankfurt. Then, BMW has promised that the first batch of new crossovers, will be released in 2022.
But the start of mass production of new items will have to wait another few years – until 2025.
Meanwhile, Mercedes-Benz refused hydrogen cars. Guide the brand considered the development of electric cars more promising for the actively developing segment of the batteries. The development of hydrogen transport in this respect inferior to the electric costs are large, plus there is no infrastructure.