BMW will borrow fuel cell technology from Toyota, use it on the i3

Article by Christian A., on August 1, 2014

We already know that Toyota is shifting its focus from long-range battery EVs to fuel cell vehicles but it appears that things are getting more interesting. BMW will borrow Toyota’s fuel cell technology as it plans to launch a hydrogen-powered version of the i3 by 2016.

These words came from Craig Scott a.k.a. Toyota USA’s advanced vehicle boss, who also added that the Japanese company as a joint partnership with BMW, so they know where they are headed.

Still, the new i3 FCEV will have to meet the crash testing requirements and BMW needs to find a way to package the fuel cell stack. Currently, BMW offers the all-electric version of the i3 with an electric motor that generates 170 hp (125 kW) and 250 Nm of torque (184 lb-ft).

The vehicle accelerates from 0 to 100 km/h (62 mph) in 7.3 seconds, while top speed is 93 mph or 150. The electric range of the i3 is 80-100 miles (129-160 km).

BMW offers an optional Range Extender consisting of a 650cc two-cylinder four-stroke petrol engine that develops 34 hp and increases the range to 160-186 miles (257-300 km).

Topics: bmw, toyota, technology

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