Hydrogen-fuelled ute developed in Australia readies to launch


H2X Global, which has a number of arms including the Australian-based fledgling automotive manufacturer H2X Australia, is planning to launch its Warrego Ute in Queensland’s Gold Coast, and is already taking orders for the vehicle.

The company says the car features a 200 kW motor system, 66 kW and optional 90 kW fuel cell systems and 60-100 kW output energy storage systems between battery and super capacitor units. The Warrego has a 500km driving range and a refuelling time of between three and five minutes.

With its hybrid system, H2X says the vehicle can on pure hydrogen, “drastically” reducing refuelling time while increasing driving range and hydrogen efficiency.

H2X’s Warrego Ute

H2X global

The company described the Warrego as the first in a “range of uniquely designed and developed fuel cell electric vehicles” it plans to release over the next 24 months.

In November 2020, the H2X Marine, the boat building arm of fledgling automotive manufacturer, announced a partnership with Queensland-based ship building specialist WildCat Marine to manufacture a range hydrogen-fuelled passenger ferries for industrial and commercial uses.

Fuel cell vehicles are predicted to face an uphill battle competing with more mature electric vehicle technologies for light vehicles and passenger cars, but there is much interest in using hydrogen to transport heavy trucks, ferries, ships and planes.

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