Jaguar Land Rover announces hydrogen SUV project

The company is set to begin production of a hydrogen-powered SUV by 2030.

With the British government passing an act that would ban the sale of internal combustion-engined vehicles by 2035 or sooner, car manufacturers are developing plans for highly sustainable vehicles, and Jaguar Land Rover is one of them.

The new effort, codenamed 'Project Zeus', is set to develop fuel cell-powered versions of the company's larger vehicles. It has been described by JLR product engineering chief Nick Rogers as "really, really important", and he also added that soon the company will reveal a driveable hydrogen fuel cell concept car.

The technology is currently being considered for use in the Land Rover range, with natural choices being Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and Range Rover Velar - cars of large size and flexible usage that need long range.

Jaguar meanwhile is set to continue focusing mainly on battery-powered vehicles - given their smaller size and greater road bias - although they will possibly include the technology in the next-generation F-Pace.

I would actually enjoy driving a hydrogen-powered car, but hopefully one that will not cost me a leg and a liver.

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