The biggest Indian Motor Show, Delhi Auto Expo 2023 displayed some vehicles based on Hydrogen fuel cell technology. Ever since the Union Cabinet approved the National Green Hydrogen Mission, many automobile brands seized the opportunity to showcase their innovations via product concepts on this fuel-cell technology. Toyota Motors and Morris Garages (MG) also showcased their Hydrogen fuel-cell-powered vehicles during the motor show. While the Japanese automaker shared the Corolla Cross H2 Concept, the British Marquee revealed the EUNIQ 7 Fuel Cell MPV. Here are more details about these models/concepts.
Toyota Corolla Cross H2 Concept
The Japanese company, Toyota displayed its Corolla Cross H2 Hydrogen Concept painted in a dual blue-white colour scheme, to depict its special identity. The Concept features a unique configuration where the IC engine will be calibrated to take hydrogen gas as a fuel source to generate power.
The dimensions of the Corolla Cross H2 measure 4,490 mm in length, 1,825 mm in width, and 1,620 mm in height with a wheelbase of 2,640 mm. In profile, the H2 Concept features sharp lines, a large grille, sweptback halogen headlamps and slim tail lamp clusters. In addition, the display car, Corolla Cross H2 uses a 1.6-litre, 3-cylinder turbo-petrol motor which runs on compressed gas hydrogen fed by two tanks. Transmission duty will be carried by a 6-speed Toyota’s i-MT (intelligent manual transmission).
MG EUNIQ 7 Fuel Cell MPV
Another car brand added to the list of hydrogen-powered vehicle makers is Morris Garages (MG). MG Motor India unveiled New Energy Vehicles (NEVs) with its third-generation hydrogen fuel cell technology at the Delhi Auto Expo 2023.
The EUNIQ 7, showcased by MG, uses a fuel cell to convert the chemical energy of hydrogen into electricity which can be used to power the electric motor. The third-generation fuel cell technology, also known as Prome P390 comes with high power density, integrated design, high reliability, high durability, and most importantly excellent environmental adaptability. With the system power of 92 kW, the fuel cell technology adheres to the highest safety standards and performs well over key performance indicators including fuel economy, comfort, and service life.