X5 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tech Soon on BMW i Hydrogen NEXT

The Lightweight Construction and Technology Centre (LuTZ) plays a significant role in producing components for the coming hydrogen-electric drive train. These materials will be in the upcoming BMW i Hydrogen NEXT by 2022 installed. Dr. Andreas Wendt, BMW Group Board of Management Member with the Bavarian Economic Affairs Minister Hubert Aiwanger, checks on what is happening at the plant in Landshut.

X5 Hydrogen Fuel Cell Tech Soon on BMW i Hydrogen NEXT

Landshut is rich and is also not new to hydrogen. Way back in 2000, the Landshut Plant fits the BMW Hydrogen 7, the technology flagship of the day. It comes with an engine and hydrogen combustion, including cast components that are similar in shape to sand cores.

BMW reveals more shots as it features the new i Hydrogen NEXT concept based on BMW’s X5 SAV. The German automaker will be piloting a small series of the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT 2022 from the recent BMW X5. This version also of the X5 comes packed with a hydrogen fuel cell e-drive that only emits water vapor. It makes it clear that BMW indeed wants to make everything green whenever possible.

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Moreover, this new BMW i Hydrogen NEXT comes with a fuel cell system that feeds on hydrogen from CFRP tanks. Its engine can also make up to 125 kW of electricity for the electric motor that mounts on the rear axle. The mechanism in this production is the chemical reaction of oxygen and hydrogen, with water as the only reaction product. BMW’s new i Hydrogen NEXT holds six kilograms of hydrogen in two 700-bar tanks. It guarantees extensive range in all weather conditions. The new BMW i Hydrogen NEXT can come in handy for those in a hurry as owners can refill their fuels in just three to four minutes.

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Hydrogen NEXT wears the same fifth-generation electric motor that is the first time seen and used in the BMW iX3. The high-voltage battery sitting over the e-drive provides more dynamics for acceleration. It also acts as a performance buffer. This new drive train system on the i Hydrogen NEXT delivers a total output of 374 horsepower. For daily use, the i Hydrogen Next will be a fascinating daily-drive car.

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