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
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.
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.