We already knew about Nissan's X-trail
running on hydrogen
, so this might not come as a surprise, but Nissan's
has launched the fuel-cell Scénic ZEV H2
prototype. This compact people carrier improves the X-trail's performance and almost matches the numbers of a regular car: maximum speed is 160 km/h (about 100mph) and it's got a range of 350 km (200 miles) thanks to a 350 bar-pressurized tank which can contain up to 3.7 kg of H2
. Renault stated that this tank was ready for 700 bar pressure, which would extend the range to 500 km (330 mi).
Nissan supplied the fuel cell
, the tank and the lithium-ion battery, while Renault's engineers prepared the Scénic's floor to be able to admit them. This meant that the car got 6 cm (2.5 in) taller, but overall interior space, including trunk space, was preserved. You can watch a video (in French) here