Autocar’s imaginative and prescient of what the Projekt Grenadier 4×4 will appear to beAn engineering research will start shortly to discover the feasibility of a gasoline cell variant of the Defender-inspired 4×4
The Projekt Grenadier 4×4, the heavy-duty off-roader by British agency Ineos, is being deliberate with a possible hydrogen gasoline cell model.
An engineering research is scheduled to be began shortly to “assess the feasibility and manufacturing of a hydrogen gasoline cell-powered 4×4” in line with paperwork seen by Autocar.
The outline is included in a listing of £25 million value of grants awarded by the Authorities yesterday and introduced on the Monetary Occasions’ Way forward for the Automotive Summit 2019.
Transport minister Jesse Norman made the announcement “for the following spherical of low-carbon car initiatives for autos that aren’t simply clear however related, too”.
Particulars of the hydrogen Grenadier are sketchy, however the feasibility research can even discover “car necessities, system design and elements provide”, making it a complete take a look at the design and manufacturing practicalities of the high-tech 4×4.
Authorities figures present that the feasibility research will price a comparatively modest £249,000, of which Westminster will present £124,000.
“The assist for these initiatives is vital to the supply of the Authorities’s Street to Zero technique, which goals to place the UK on the forefront of the design and manufacturing of zero emissions autos,” said the Division for Transport.
The Grenadier is being funded by chemical substances firm Ineos, created from a part of the previous ICI empire and owned by one of many UK’s richest males, Jim Ratcliffe.
The 4×4 is impressed by the unique Land Rover Defender, with unbeatable off-road efficiency and simple restore its key design standards. Ineos describes it as an “uncompromising 4×4”.
An engine provide deal has been signed with BMW and engineering is being dealt with by a consultancy agency in Germany. A lacking hyperlink is a manufacturing facility, though Ford’s plant in Bridgend, South Wales has been rumoured as a doable web site.
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