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Ineos Grenadier hydrogen FCEV delayed by lack of infrastructure

Ineos says it has accomplished the engineering necessities to construct a completely functioning hydrogen-powered fuel-cell electrical model of its Grenadier wagon and ute – however has been delay by the dearth of infrastructure help.

Talking to CarExpert on the launch of the Grenadier wagon in Scotland this week, Ineos Automotive business director Mark Tennant mentioned the model strongly believes in hydrogen energy however lacks vital confidence that the infrastructure might be constructed globally.

“Gasoline-cell electrical car for us is the correct zero emission possibility for this car, however due to the infrastructure issues – there isn’t any – we will’t make a full wager on fuel-cell till we’ve extra confidence that individuals can fill it up,” Tennant mentioned.

“We may have a fuel-cell car working round by mid-year, it has nothing to do with if gas cell expertise is there, it’s [but there is no infrastructure].”

Within the entirety of UK there are solely seven hydrogen refill stations. In Australia there are at present solely three refuelling stations supplying hydrogen on the market to the general public and even for these, prior contact is required.

Hydrogen FCEVs offered listed below are the Hyundai Nexo and Toyota Mirai, with a fleet focus.

Ineos as an organization has made a reputation for itself within the chemical world and truly produces a whole lot of tons of hydrogen per yr, which explains why the corporate has teamed up with the likes of Hyundai to develop its FCEV capabilities.

Because it stands, there isn’t a powertrain locked in for the Grenadier FCEV simply but and whether or not it’s going to ever make it to full sequence manufacturing stays to be seen. The actual focus seems to be on the marginally smaller full battery electrical car popping out in 2026.

The Ineos Grenadier wagon will arrive in Australia round March this yr earlier than the ute is unveiled later this yr with native deliveries anticipated early in 2024.

It’s unlikely that even when an FCEV model of the Grenadier goes into manufacturing that our market will put its palms as much as take it.

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