Renault unveils hydrogen-powered Alpenglow concept car
Renault has given a sneak online peak to its hydrogen-powered Alpine Alpenglow concept car, ahead of going on display at the Paris 2022 Motor Show next week.
The motor manufacturer claims its emits “practically only water vapour” when running and it is powered by two 700-bar cylindrical hydrogen tanks.
Surrounded on either side by two hydrogen reservoirs, located on each side of the teardrop-shaped cockpit, the driver and interior space become one. At the rear, blue-tinted lights are a visual representation of the hydrogen being used as a clean fuel.
In May, Renault announced plans to bring a hydrogen-powered family car to market by 2030.
The French car manufacturer unveiled its relaunched Scenic concept which is set to come in a completely electric version in 2024, before adding a hydrogen 16kW fuel cell in 2030.
Renault claims that by 2030, hydrogen refuelling infrastructure will be large enough, and its Scenic will have a range of up to 800km (497 miles), with a five-minute refuelling time.
The hydrogen solution is based off Renault Group’s joint venture with Plug Power, Hyvia, which is currently offering hydrogen powered solutions for light commercial vehicles (LCVs).
The company claims that the Scenic will incorporate over 70% recycled materials, and that its hybrid electric and hydrogen powertrain will have a 75% smaller carbon footprint than a conventional battery vehicle.
SOURCE: Baker Hughes