Jaguar Land Rover, a British automotive company, will lead the way with revolutionary hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.
As target announces plans for a new hydrogen-powered automobile, British manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover will lead the way in new battery technology improvements.
Later this year, the firm will begin testing its new Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle prototype. The new powerplant is part of the manufacturer’s goal to achieve zero emissions from the exhaust by 2036.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles use hydrogen to generate energy, which is then used to charge an electric battery.
Hydrogen models offer great energy density and quick refueling, as well as low range loss in hot conditions.
Due to a lack of infrastructure, hydrogen versions are not as popular on UK roads as standard electric vehicles.
However, the global number of FCEVs on the road has nearly doubled since 2018.
Over the last five years, the number of hydrogen refueling stations has steadily climbed by more than 20%.
Forecasters expect that by 2030, there will be over 10 million hydrogen automobiles on the road.
Jaguar’s new hydrogen vehicle will be based on a New Defender to see how well the new technology works in off-road situations.
Jaguar Land Rover’s Head of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells, Ralph Clague, stated that hydrogen vehicles would provide “another approach” to reducing pollution.
They said that the new technology will be crucial in preparing for the “next generation” of vehicles to hit the road.
“We know hydrogen will play a part in the future powertrain mix across the whole transportation industry,” he said.
“It provides another zero tailpipe pollution solution for the specific capabilities and requirements of Jaguar Land Rover’s world-class line-up of cars, in addition to battery electric vehicles.
“As we prepare for the next generation of zero tailpipe emissions vehicles, the work we’ve done in Project Zeus with our partners will help us on our way to becoming a net-zero carbon business by 2039.”
However, with sales at low levels, more needs to be done to increase the number of hydrogen vehicles on the road.
Hydrogen sales are so low, according to Autocar, that they account for less than 0.01 percent of the market.
In comparison to thousands of standard electric car models, just 68 FCEVs were sold in 2019.
James May, the former host of Top Gear, recently criticised his Toyota Mirai hydrogen vehicle, stating it was too difficult to operate.