TodayNovember 28, 2021

BMW H2 NZEV walk around at the 2006 ZEV symposium

Sacramento, CA – Thomas Core is the senior project engineer for BMW’s H2 prototype.

It’s a dual energy vehicle – 8 kilograms of liquid hydrogen gives you 125 driving miles, and a regular gasoline gets 300 driving miles.

If you run out of hydrogen the car switches over automatically to gasoline. BMW uses liquid hydrogen because liquid has a higher density, allowing for a greater driving range. If you used 8 kilograms of compressed hydrogen you would need a much bigger tank, leaving you less room in the car.

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Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.

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