BMW has produced a fleet of iX5 Hydrogen units in order to show us their development of the fuel cell system. As you may have read, the iX5 Hydrogen is based on the current X5 SUV, and it was developed with a sole purpose: a rolling lab and nothing more. For the moment.

The BMW Group sources the individual fuel cells from Toyota, which means its a sure thing, since the Japanese car manufacturer has on sale the Mirai, one of the few hydrogen cars on the planet.

The German manufacturer integrates the fuel cell system with its fifth-generation eDrive powertrain technology, which includes the electric motor, transmission, and specially developed lithium-ion battery. The powertrain delivers 401 HP and, according to the company, the car can travel up to 500 kilometers with one hydrogen fill.

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The refuel can be done in minuts, and the car comes with two carbon-fiber-reinforced plastic tanks that can store almost 6 kilograms of hydrogen.

“Hydrogen is a versatile energy source that has a key role to play in the energy transition process and, therefore, in climate protection,” said Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Management of BMW AG