Jaguar Land Rover expects to begin testing its Defender hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle this year

Jaguar Land Rover expects to begin testing its Defender hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle this year

Jaguar Land Rover aims to phase out fossil fuel vehicles by 2036. One of the steps the company is taking to make this plan a reality is the development of a hydrogen fuel cell Defender SUV. The automaker said it is currently working on a prototype and plans to start testing it in the UK by the end of 2021.

Advantages of hydrogen fuel cells include fast vehicle refueling and high energy density, making them ideal for large vehicles requiring long range. In addition, these fuel cells perform well in the cold, exhibiting minimal loss of range at low temperatures.

It is expected that in terms of range, cross-country ability and towing capabilities, the hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will be able to compete on an equal footing with modern counterparts with a diesel or gasoline engine.

How soon the hydrogen fuel cell Defender will go on sale, the manufacturer has not yet said.

Jaguar Land Rover expects to begin testing its Defender hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle this year

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