Fuel cells enter luxury market

Portrait Thierry Bolloré, © Jaguar Land Rover
© Jaguar Land Rover

Support for hydrogen came from unexpected quarters in 2021. British luxury vehicle manufacturer Jaguar reported last June that its Land Rover brand would be developing a prototype of a hydrogen-powered Defender. CEO Thierry Bolloré had previously announced plans to decarbonize all vehicle models by 2036 as part of his Reimagine strategy. However, the first all-electric version of an SUV is not due to launch until 2024 at the earliest. Nick Rogers, who heads up JLR’s product development, told vision mobility magazine: “It’s absolutely really, really important; we truly believe that hydrogen has a real place and opportunity, particularly in the bigger vehicles.”

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Double Feature in Hanover

TBSFollowing its successful launch in Sindelfingen near Stuttgart this April, a new German dual exhibition will find itself in Hanover in the next. From May 15 through May 17, 2018, it will be featured at Hanover’s show grounds in halls 19 and 20. The joint debut of the Battery Show Europe, whose organizers have termed it the continent’s premiere show on the latest in battery manufacturing and product development, and its sister event, the Electric & Hybrid Vehicle Technology Expo

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