Nowadays, hydrogen cars are in high demand in the car market. There are many advanced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles, such as the Toyota Mirai. Nitin Gadkari and the Transport Authority of India began the work together.
Several major automakers, including Ford and Mercedes-Benz, worked together to create a brand-new, high-tech hydrogen fuel-generated vehicle. Lets us know about the top 10 hydrogen cars we can drive as of now.
A fuel cell electric vehicle manufacturer based in the United Kingdom is called Riversimple (FCEVs). Its headquarters are in the Welsh town of Llandrindod Wells, which also houses the business’ offices and a research and development center. Hugo Spowers, a former racing driver and automotive engineer, founded Riversimple.
On February 17, 2016, Riversimple unveiled the two-seat Rasa, a working “alpha” prototype (the name is derived from Tabula Rasa, which is Latin for “clean slate”). Hugo Spowers, the founder of Riversimple, developed and advocated these ideas for 15 years. His first FCEV design was the LIFE Car, a research project created in collaboration with Morgan, followed by a tech demonstrator urban vehicle. The company’s “beta” prototype differs from its predecessor in several ways, including the drivetrain, wheels, interior furnishings, headlights, and aerodynamics. The “beta” prototype also uses a monocoque chassis made entirely of carbon fiber.
9. Mercedes Benz GLC Hydrogen
The Daimler brand has announced the first deliveries of this hydrogen GLC to several customers in the German market, from ministries and companies (NUN and H2 Mobility) to major companies such as Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s main railway company. During the year, the number of deliveries to companies such as Air Liquide, Shell, or Linde AG, as well as to large cities such as Stuttgart or Hamburg, will gradually increase.
The fuel cell’s estimated hydrogen consumption is 1 kilogram per 100 kilometers, giving it an NEDC range of 430 kilometers using only hydrogen, plus an additional 51 kilometers when the battery is fully charged. Mercedes-Benz reports a combined electricity consumption of 13.7 kWh/100 km and a hydrogen refueling time of about three minutes.
8. BMW iX5 Hydrogen
With the BMW iX5, the BMW Group demonstrates impressively how incredibly dependable and appropriate for daily use alternative CO2-free drive systems are, providing limitless driving pleasure even in adverse weather conditions.
With cutting-edge hydrogen fuel cell technology, the winter testing of the BMW iX5 Hydrogen has produced this ground-breaking insight. The sustainable model is put through a variety of driving tests on open roads as well as at the BMW Group’s test facility in Arjeplog in northern Sweden, one of the world’s coldest places, right on the Arctic Circle.
7. Ford HyDrives
Ford Motor Company debuted a hydrogen-fueled, battery-powered plug-in in the new Airstream concept car earlier this week at the North American International Auto Show, keeping with its commitment to researching alternative powertrains.
The series Drive system has a 25-mile range of full-electric power and is constantly powered by a 336-volt lithium-ion battery pack. The hydrogen-powered fuel cell starts producing electricity to recharge the batteries once the battery pack is about 40% depleted, extending the range by an additional 280 miles and resulting in a total driving range of more than 300 miles.
6. Lexus LF-FC
Unveiled at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show, the dreamy new flagship concept LF-FC evokes emotion at every turn. With its aggressive design and advanced hydrogen fuel cell technology, the LF-FC defies conventional wisdom and reveals Lexus’ vision of the far future.
The LF-FC, the first Lexus powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, offers a glimpse at emerging technology. A high-output hydrogen fuel cell system that powers the rear wheels as well as two in-wheel electric motors at the front of the vehicle give LF-FC its all-wheel-drive capability.
5. Audi H-tron Quattro
Audi and Volkswagen’s fifth generation of fuel cell technology impresses with power outputs of up to 110 kW, improved responsiveness, and longer life while utilizing even lighter-weight materials. Efficiency levels have increased to over 60%, which is significantly higher than a combustion engine’s efficiency.
To save space, the three hydrogen tanks for the “stack” are placed beneath the passenger area and luggage area. At a pressure of 700 bar, they can hold about 6 kg of hydrogen, providing a driving range of up to 600 km. The tanks fill in about four minutes, just like in a car with a combustion engine.
4. GM HydroGen 4
The HydroGen4 is the successor to the HydroGen3 fuel cell vehicle developed by General Motors/Opel and presented at the 2007 IAA in Frankfurt, Germany. The car is centered on the Chevrolet Equinox and has a 440-cell GM fuel cell with a 93 kW output. A three-phase synchronous motor with 73 kW of continuous power and 320 Nm of torque and a nickel metal hydride battery with an energy content of 1.8 kWh/35 kW are also included in the hybrid powertrain.
The engine’s maximum power is 94 kW. At a pressure of 700 Bar (10000 PSI), the hydrogen tanks hold 4.2 kilograms of hydrogen, which last for approximately 320 kilometers (200 mi). With an acceleration from 0 to 100 km/h in 12 seconds, the top speed is 160 km/h. 10 of the 170 HydroGen4 units produced were used in Berlin for the Clean Energy Partnership project.
3. Honda Clarity
The Honda Clarity fuel cell shows why hydrogen fuel cell technology, while not exactly new, deserves more recognition in America. Toyota led the way in hydrogen development with the Mirai, and Honda followed with the Clarity fuel cell, which offered excellent fuel economy and a range of 360 miles on only the most common atmospheric gas. The Clarity’s 103-kilowatt, 33-liter Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell (PEMFC) converts hydrogen into water and electricity, driving an electric motor with 174 horsepower and 221 lb-ft of torque.
2. Hyundai Nexo
The NEXO not only exemplifies Hyundai’s dedication to cutting-edge environmentally friendly car development, but it also highlights the company’s position as a pioneer in fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEV). The hydrogen fuel cell SUV NEXO is a one-of-a-kind vehicle with cutting-edge technology, futuristic styling, and a long range. The NEXO is a unique vehicle with the best fuel cell efficiency in the world and a driving range of 666 kilometers (WLTP).
1. Toyota Mirai
In 2021, Toyota completely redesigned the Mirai, abandoning the boring formula it had used in the previous generation and retaliating with a brand-new rear-drive platform and gorgeous body. The design is more Lexus than Toyota, which helps to justify the high asking price.
It continues into 2022 with blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert as standard across the entire lineup of Toyota Safety Sense 2.5+. It is still one of two hydrogen fuel cell EVs that are offered in the USA, but the w model stands out from the competition by being more well-rounded and having a longer range.