As the world moves on, it is very important to make sure that our younger generations live in a world full of harmony. It is our prime duty to leave the world and its environment in a better position than how we found it. To make that come true, we have to consider greener alternatives in every single aspect of our lives.
While the concept of a green future is being applied to every field, motor vehicles are also being modified. This effort will reduce the harm being done to the natural environment and will allow us to leave all the good things for our off-springs.
A project named as Project Zeus initiated by Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is showing some good results in fuel cell technology. A hydrogen fuel cell is the main factor of the research as it has many advantages that overcome the combustion engines. Combustion engines, as they release CO2 into the air hence pollute the environment, will soon be banned. It is the main purpose of JLR to make sure that they introduce some alternative concept cars that are fueled by hydrogen cells by the year 2030.
Hydrogen fuel cell technology has a lot of advantages compared to internal combustion engines. In addition to being environment-friendly, hydrogen cells provide an energy storage medium. While we compare it to other energy storage options such as batteries, the energy stored in a hydrogen cell will never be wasted or dissipated when not being used. Internal combustion engines have an efficiency of 25% while hydrogen fuel cells coupled with heat and power systems will provide efficiency greater than 80%. Moreover, hydrogen is a much cheaper option as its cost has been decreased by 49% and it will become 79% cheaper in the years to come than that of the combustion engines.
Jaguar Land Rover is aiming to introduce an SUV fueled by hydrogen fuel cells named as Range Rover Evoque by the year 2025. After that, it will move to larger vehicles such as The Range Rover, Range Rover Sport, and Range Rover Velar.
The applications of hydrogen are not only limited to cars and other motor vehicles but they will extend to every different field. It is being thought that hydrogen while providing a green future will be able to meet 23% of the world’s energy demand by the year 2050.