BMW ushers in Future eDrive Experience with Hydrogen-Powered 5 Series GT
BMW seem to be emerging as a leader in tackling the challenges of meeting the ever-increasing demands for alternative auto fuel sources. The German automobile giant at the recently held Innovation Days 2015 in France unveiled its all new and enhanced BMW Hydrogen-Powered 5 Series GT which was co-developed with Toyota.
Unlike the previous prototype Hydrogen 7, the BMW Hydrogen-Powered 5 Series GT is a complete Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV).
So, what makes the all-new 5 Series GT stand apart? With a staggering 245 horsepower, it can easily go up to 300 miles with its massive tank capacity, claims to offer zero emission and most importantly, it shuns the lengthy cell charge time usually associated with other electric cars.
It all began in the year 2013 when Toyota and BMW first came together for their visionary FCEV venture with a common aim of rolling down approved components by the year 2020 and sales to kick in by the next decennium.
Though Mirai has been the success face for Toyota's hydrogen powered space, the BMW Hydrogen-Powered 5 Series GT is the very first joint offering from both the automobile giants post their collaboration.
The hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle or FCEV is an intelligent and trailblazing fusion of the world-famous BMW dynamics and zero efficiency technology resulting in stupendous energy efficiency. The BMW eDrive technology and hydrogen FCEV system are pooled smartly to offer a range of fantastic benefits such as zero emission, awesome dynamics, instant power delivery, smart energy management technology, power electronics, hassle-free and quick refueling within minutes. Most importantly, with an extravagant hydrogen fuel cell system onboard, no worries of hitting full-throttle for those long-distance runs.
We might want to hold onto our excitement before we see these efficient and smart FCEV cars zooming around, but all we can say for now is that BMW looks all prepped to tackle the global challenges of curbing emissions and fuel consumption with its smart and elegant hydrogen powered variants in the near future.
With Hyundai reportedly announcing to invest a whopping $10 Billion into its hydrogen fuel cell car productions, the company hints for a heads-on competition with BMW and Toyota.
Aside from fuel cell cars, BMW is also actively involved in the manufacturing of fully electric and hybrid cars.