With support from the British government, the Jaguar Land Rover Group is working on a vehicle with a hydrogen fuel cell that powers an electric motor.
Government funding for the Zeus Project is £ 73.5 million, the equivalent of $ 90 million, and aims to reduce emissions.
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A long-term project
Jaguar Land Rover works in close collaboration with several companies present in the United Kingdom, such as the battery specialist UKBIC, Marelli Automotive Systems UK and Delta Motorsport. All have in common the development of components for vehicles using alternative fuels.
The Zeus project will take place over several years to analyze and assess the possibilities of developing the fuel cell. Pooling its research could accelerate research for the deployment of this cleaner energy, while giving an advantage to the United Kingdom, which could become one of the leading countries in this technology.
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For the moment, it is too early to know under which brand the first hydrogen vehicle of the British group will be marketed, following the advances of the Zeus project.
The Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy said in a statement: " In collaboration with world-class research and industry partners, Jaguar Land Rover is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The project will provide a concept of premium zero-emission fuel cell SUV, with Jaguar Land Rover attributes, such as long range, fast charging, towing, off-road capability and low temperature performance. "
It is also added: " Project will help drive significant growth and capacity in the design and manufacture of fuel cell electric vehicles, providing a competitive advantage in intellectual property and supply chain in the UK "
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