Long ago, in early 2013, we knew that Toyota and BMW initiated a partnership related to the fuel cell car hydrogen technology by the Japanese manufacturer is betting both. The plan seems both run with precision, and if they said that 2015 would see the prototype, so fulfilled.
This has started a testing phase that promises to be brief with BMW 5 Series Gran Turismo as a guinea pig in his experiments with hydrogen. The prototype was seen in the circuit of Miramas (France) last week.
According to one of the heads of development of BMW, Matthias Klietz, technology BMW with hydrogen it has reached a point of technical maturity , and may be on the market shortly after 2020, moreover had already indicated two years ago . The plan is to have an economy based on fuel cell between 2025 and 2030, during the waiting that hydrogen has a very strong presence in the automotive industry solution.
The characteristics in terms of autonomy prototype BMW boombox tencología resemble the Toyota Mirai , already on sale in Japan, with more than 500 km of autonomy with a tank in which hydrogen travels at a pressure of 700 MPa . BMW also unveiled the prototype power data, this being 180 kW or 245 hp .
The manufacturer joins a list LIMITAD frabicantes still wanting ahead with hydrogen and see their introduction as a very real possibility, far from the most critical sectors that accuse the fuel cell from a still very immature technology various fields and compared to alternatives such as thinking and in his introduction.