BMW has revealed the i Hydrogen Next at the Frankfurt motor show.
The German marque is working with Toyota to co-develop a drive system using hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Since 2015, BMW has been testing a small fleet of prototype 5 Series hydrogen fuel cell vehicles powered by a jointly developed drive system with a Toyota fuel cell stack.
The i Hydrogen NEXT Concept uses an X5 body with blue alloy wheels, gloss black wheel arch protectors, a restyled rear bumper with blue inserts for the diffuser along with a concealed exhaust tip.
BMW is working on the assumption that, in future, various alternative types of drive systems will exist alongside one another, as there is no single solution that covers the complete spectrum of customers’ mobility needs worldwide.
“Hydrogen vehicles represent an important alternative and addition to battery-electric drive systems. This rich diversity of electrified drive technologies – of which plug-in hybrids are another example – underlines the BMW Group’s commitment to achieving zero-emission mobility as part of a well thought-out strategy” the company said.
BMW is planning to present the next generation of hydrogen fuel cell electric drive systems in 2022, with the technology available to customers in 2025.
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