Hydrogen BMW in 5 years will cost no more than gasolineJanuary 29, 2020
Jürgen Gouldner, head of the hydrogen technology department at BMW, who holds the post of vice president of the automaker, said in an interview with The Telegraph that the cooperation between BMW and Toyota by 2025 will make hydrogen-powered cars no more expensive to produce ICE cars.
The partnership between BMW and Toyota in the field of modernization and implementation of power units that use the energy of chemical reactions with hydrogen, begins in 2015. From that moment, the partners are already developing a third-generation power unit, the one that is not more energy-intensive in industrial production than the production of an internal combustion engine with its fuel system and large gearboxes.
One of the main factors of cost reduction is the rejection of the use of platinum as a catalyst for a chemical reaction. Companies were able to find a method to reduce the use of platinum to a negligible amount.
Fully functional concepts based on the BMW X5 are already being tested. On full cylinders they pass 400 – 480 km. In 2022, when they are offered on the market, this figure will be increased to at least 560 km. After X5, the X6 and X7 will be equipped with a hydrogen power plant.
Everyone who is working on introducing Japanese hydrogen into the production of hydrogen machines, Koreans – with widespread plans confirm that the market entry window is just a 5-year period between 2025 and 2030, Gouldner emphasizes.
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