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German carmaker BMW plans to unveil a limited series hydrogen fuel cell model SUV in 2022 as the company continues to research zero-emission alternatives to battery-electric cars, the company's top executive said on Wednesday.

Speaking at the carmaker's annual shareholder meeting, Chief Executive Officer Oliver Zipse said the company plans a small production run of a hydrogen fuel-cell powered x5 SUV next year. Most of the auto industry is focusing its efforts on developing battery-electric cars to meet tightening emission standards in Europe and China.
But BMW is one of a small number of carmakers that currently sees possibilities for the mass adoption of hydrogen fuel cells, which emit only water, and has said it is keeping its options open for the future.

As well as offering the prospect of harmless emissions, hydrogen fuel cells also provide greater range than battery-electric cars, but there is very little fuelling infrastructure currently in place to support mass adoption of the technology.
Last December Japanese carmaker Toyota Motor Corp unveiled its revamped Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car, in a fresh push to promote the zero-emission technology amid rapidly growing demand for electric vehicles. read more

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BMW has forged an alliance with Toyota centred on developing fuel cells.
Japan's Honda Motor Co and South Korea's Hyundai Motor have developed fuel-cell models.
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Why is hydrogen a bad idea? Generally curious.
Well, Herr Musk calls Hydrogen "Pain in the arse":

But Musk's beef with hydrogen is that while it has the highest energy mass of any fuel, its density is so low that the pressure needed to store it, combined with adding fuel cell technology to create electricity, adds way too much complexity
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