Hydrogen BMW already in the CRS
BMW iX5 Hydrogen is already in the CRS
After a development period of four years, BMW has started field testing of the BMW iX5 Hydrogen. Dozens of hydrogen SUVs are being tested worldwide under various conditions. Since accidents could also happen in these cases, we were asked to add the iX5 Hydrogen to the CRS, even though it is not yet on the market.
The BMW Group believes that hydrogen fuel cell technology has a future not only for industry and freight and shipping traffic but for passenger cars as well. The iX5 Hydrogen was, therefore, already unveiled as a concept car by the manufacturer back in 2019.
The electric motor draws its electricity from the fuel cell (from the Toyota Mirai) and a lithium-ion battery, which is recharged by the fuel cell. The hydrogen for the fuel cell itself is stored in two tanks that can hold 6 kg of hydrogen, under a pressure of 700 bar. This gives the iX5 a range of 504 km. According to BMW, the hydrogen tanks can be filled up in just three to four minutes.
Already in the Crash Recovery System
Accidents involving hydrogen-powered vehicles can present first responders with a considerable challenge. Nearly all the parts are concealed behind panels and protective plates. For example, the hydrogen tanks have been concealed in the bottom plate, rear seat and the boot. The CRS shows all locations of essential components and the deactivation procedure. The BMW iX5 Hydrogen will be available in the CRS after downloading the next database update.
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