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Land Rover is building a hydrogen-fuelled Defender prototype

The Defender-based FCEV will start testing later this year

Published: 15 Jun 2021
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As part of JLR’s plan to go completely carbon neutral by 2039, towards the end of this year it’s to start testing a hydrogen-fuelled Defender.

“We know hydrogen has a role to play in the future powertrain mix across the whole transport industry,” said a chap called Ralph Clague, JLR’s hydrogen/fuel cell boss. “Alongside battery electric vehicles, it offers another zero tailpipe emission solution for the specific capabilities and requirements of Jaguar Land Rover’s world class line-up of vehicles.”

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Land Rover will release six electric SUVs in the next five years, the first in 2024. Jaguar, meanwhile, will be EV-only from 2025 onwards.

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