Why a hydrogen-powered Range Rover is a no-brainer

Hydrogen fuel cell technology is an inviting avenue for Jaguar Land Rover to explore.

Not only have Toyota and Hyundai had some success in this field, but interest and funding from governments is also growing, plus there’s the fact that hydrogen especially suits large, heavy vehicles and work on miniaturising fuel cells and creating more viable storage solutions is progessing rapidly.

You only have to drive a few miles in a Toyota Mirai, and to refuel it at one of Europe’s slowly growing collection of hydrogen stations, to see that managing a hydrogen fuel cell EV is easier than a battery EV and always will be from an owner’s point of view.

Best of all for JLR must be the prospect of not having to strap an 800kg battery to the bottom of a Range Rover that already weighs some 2500kg. Three-tonne-plus 4x4s might just turn the long-suffering motorist right off.

Steve Cropley

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