The Chinese have built a hydrogen hatchback with a range of more than 1000 kilometersMarch 22, 2019
Serial production of the model will begin next year.
Chinese Grove Hydrogen Automotive, based in the city of Wuhan, showed its first model – a hydrogen hatchback with a disproportionate body and design, vaguely reminiscent of the Maserati. The public premiere is scheduled for April, when the International Auto Show will open in Shanghai.
The Chinese are planning to launch the production of Grove-branded cars starting next year. The brand received its name in honor of the English physicist William Robert Grove, the inventor of the galvanic cell, in which zinc is the cathode immersed in a weak solution of sulfuric acid, and platinum in a concentrated solution of nitric acid as an anode.
The presented hatchback is equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell power plant and is capable of driving over 1000 kilometers on one tank (the hydrogen Honda Clarity Fuel Cell drives 590, and the Toyota Mirai 502 kilometers). The car body is made of carbon fiber, and all four doors swing open up and to the side. Testing prototypes want to complete before the end of the year, in order to start mass production next.
Orders for cars from Chinese customers will begin to take at the Shanghai Motor Show. Deliveries, as well as access to the world market are planned for 2020. The design center of the brand is located in Barcelona. He is headed by Christopher Reitz, who previously worked at Fiat and Alfa Romeo.
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