The good folks over at Land Rover are back in the news. This time around, they return with a look into the future. Land Rover will soon begin testing a Defender prototype that is powered by hydrogen fuel cells. Today the automaker is back with a first look at the prototype and a few details about what to expect. The benefits of fuel cell electric vehicles, as opposed to plugin-in battery-powered EVs, are vast.
They offer higher energy density, lighter weight, faster fill-ups, and resistance to temperature changes. This is ideal for an off-road electric vehicle, one that can essentially run off the grid. Dubbed Project Zeus, the project is backed by the UK’s Advanced Propulsion Centre and other UK-based technology partners. While this is just the beginning of the automaker’s foray into hydrogen, it could very well be a look into the future of automobiles. The future is certainly looking interesting.
Take a closer look at the Land Rover Defender Hydrogen Prototype and find out more from Land Rover right here, right now. In the meantime, keep it locked with The Culture Curators for more from the automotive world coming very soon.
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