Compared with pure electric vehicles, hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are closer to the real new energy vehicles. Only because of the high technical barriers of hydrogen fuel cells, only a few automobile companies, represented by Toyota, have brought hydrogen fuel passenger vehicles to the market.
what is different is that BMW did not choose to build a car behind closed doors, but jointly developed with Toyota, which greatly accelerated the R & D and manufacturing progress of BMW’s mass production hydrogen fuel vehicles.
a few days ago, according to foreign media reports, BMW once again confirmed that its hydrogen fuel cell suv-i hydrogen next will be in small-scale production in 2022, and the official mass production time is 2025.
according to the previous information, the maximum range of the vehicle will reach 500 km, the single hydrogenation time will be about 3-4 minutes, and the fuel filling time and driving range are close to those of traditional fuel vehicles.
it is understood that I hydrogen next hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is based on BMW X5. In order to ensure safety, the fuel storage device consists of two hydrogen storage tanks which are installed at 700bar of vehicle chassis, which can hold 6kg (12kg) of hydrogen in total.
in addition to the hydrogen fuel cell system, the car also uses BMW’s latest fifth generation Edrive electric drive technology. When the vehicle overtakes or accelerates, the high-power battery installed above the motor will provide additional power.
in fact, at a time when other car companies are vigorously promoting the development of pure electric vehicles, BMW and Toyota are making efforts in hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which is more like a bet. Compared with pure electric vehicles, if hydrogen refueling stations can be widely used in the future, the advantages of hydrogen fuel vehicles are obvious.
However, due to the existence of hydrogen storage devices, many people feel like they are running with “explosive bags” on their backs. However, with the development of technology and materials, the safety problem of hydrogen storage tank will be completely solved.