BMW iX5 Hydrogen Aces UAE’s Heat Challenge

The BMW iX5 Hydrogen recently conquered the UAE’s grueling heat tests, enduring 45°C temperatures and challenging conditions. This fleet spans Europe, Japan, Korea, China, the USA, and the Middle East, showcasing hydrogen vehicles’ practicality and gathering vital production insights.

The latest iX5 boasts 401 horsepower, a significant 31 HP boost, enabling rapid acceleration from 0 to 62 mph in under six seconds and reaching a top speed of 115 mph. BMW introduced a Sport mode, enhancing both power and handling.

Refueling the iX5’s hydrogen tanks takes just 3-5 minutes, matching conventional vehicles, though global hydrogen infrastructure remains a challenge. However, the global charging infrastructure remains the biggest challenge on the path to widespread adoption of hydrogen-powered vehicles. While the vehicle itself is built in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the necessary modifications are carried out in Munich. The iX5 boasts an impressive maximum range estimated at 310 miles (500 kilometers).

Assembled in South Carolina with Munich modifications, the iX5 offers an estimated 310-mile range. Five experimental iX5 units will arrive in the USA by year-end for temporary testing by media and stakeholders, advancing hydrogen vehicle innovation.

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