BMW expands into Hydrogen Power with a Fuel-Cell SUV based on the X5. The BMW iX5 hydrogen fuel-cell SUV is now entering low-volume production and will begin testing in select regions next spring. Based on the regular BMW X5, the iX5 is retrofitted with a fuel-cell stack, an electric motor and battery, and a new floor to fit its hydrogen tanks. BMW believes both electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles are necessary to combat climate change, with the iX5 a potential precursor to future models.
Along with a growing number of automakers, hydrogen is a future fuel that is showing promising results. Toyota, Hyundai, Honda, General Motors, and others are already testing these fuels.
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