Land Rover to begin testing of hydrogen Defender later this year

As part of its 'Project Zeus', Land Rover will test its new hydrogen fuel cell prototype

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Earlier this year Jaguar Land Rover announced its 'Reimagine' strategy under which it aims to achieve zero emissions by 2036. In order to that, Land Rover will not be switching to electric powertrains. Instead it is also looking to use hydrogen as a fuel.

As part of its 'Project Zeus', Land Rover has readied a hydrogen fuel cell which it will test using a Defender prototype.

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The special Defender will be called hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV). Using the Defender, Land Rover will test its fuel cell's rapid refuelling, optimal range and how the prototype will work in real-world scenarios.

Right now Land Rover has not revealed any specs for its fuel cell, but it has revealed that it fuel cell has two high-pressure hydrogen tanks flanking a battery pack. Energy is captured wile braking fuel cell will be mounted just like a combustion engine along with an air intake.

We are told that by 2030 there will be around 10 million FCEVs and 10,000 refuelling stations worldwide.

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Comments (32)

  • You are all completely wrong. HFCVs are completely idiotic in cars and will eventually amount to nothing.

      1 month ago
    • I would read some of the latest news on hydrogen development as Siemens have recently found a way or mass producing hydrogen in a green way and not extracting hydrogen gas from its usual methods and at a cheaper price. Also China who were big on...

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        1 month ago
    • I’d read the latest news on Aluminium-ion batteries. HFCVs are going nowhere in cars.

        1 month ago
  • The immediate future is electric but the longer term future is hydrogen because it’s just bettwe

      1 month ago
    • In which ways is it 'just better '?

        1 month ago
    • The only downside is storage. It refuels faster than electric cars and they fuel cells don’t deteriorate every time you refuel unlike their battery counterpart.

        1 month ago
  • 'Project Zeus' is just so mystic i love it😆

      1 month ago
  • From what I was reading the other day hydrogen fuel is getting more popular in China as the government want to increase the amount of filling stations across China. Also the huge electrical and technology company Siemens have found a way of extracting hydrogen gas in a clean, non polluting, efficient manner and at a cheaper cost than current hydrogen extraction.

      1 month ago
  • Bio fuels and hydrogen is the future! Not electric

      1 month ago