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a hydrogen prototype under test

The British group Jaguar Land Rover announces the development of a Defender equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell. The first tests are scheduled for 2021;

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) continues to green its range. After switching to the hybrid and 100% electric, the British group, owned by the Indian Tata Motors, now plans to convert to hydrogen.

First tests imminent

The firm announces the development of a prototype equipped with a fuel cell. And the first model to test this new technology within the JLR group will be … the new Defender !

“The first tests are scheduled for the course of 2021”, specifies the company. They will take place on UK roads to verify key qualities like off-road capability and power consumption.

JLR doesn’t want to miss the hydrogen train

“The FCEV concept contributes to Jaguar Land Rover’s objective: to achieve zero emissions by 2036, and to be a zero carbon company by 2039 on all of its production lines, models and operations, in accordance with the Reimagine strategy announced last month. », Adds JLR.

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To explain this choice to move towards hydrogen, JLR also indicates that the total number of fuel cell models on the road has practically doubled since 2008 and that at the same time the number of hydrogen refueling stations has increased by more. by 20%.

“In 2030, projections indicate that the fleet of hydrogen vehicles (FCEV) could reach 10 million with 10,000 refueling stations around the world *, concludes the group.

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