BMW will start mass production and sales of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles jointly developed with Toyota Motor in 2025. Peter Nota, Head of Sales, stressed that the German automaker is committed to making greener vehicles in the face of European environmental regulations.
BMW presented the hydrogen fuel cell iX5 concept car at September’s German International Motor Show 2021. Based on the BMW X5 SUV, the iX5 will be available in various colours. The company had previously stated that the small-scale production would start before 2022.
An FCV can be recharged in as little as three to four minutes, much quicker than a battery-electric vehicle. BMW has not yet revealed the iX5 lineup. However, the model comes with two 6kg tanks that enable long-distance travel.
BMW will also help accelerate the transition to electric cars. BMW currently aims to have 50% of all new sales, which includes Mini and Rolls-Royce, be electric by 2030. Electric vehicles may make up 50% of the company’s sales in one to two years.
We continue to invest in internal combustion engine technology. Because we don’t want all our investments to be in one area, we believe in the importance and value of multiple technologies – hydrogen and battery electric vehicles.