Accessibility Links
Menu

INEOS to use Hyundai hydrogen fuel cells in Grenadier off roader

23/11/2020
Like  

Follow

The long awaited Grenadier, brainchild of INEOS founder Sir Jim Ratcliffe and designed as a reimagining of / competitor to the Land Rover Discovery, is to be available with a hydrogen-powered engine thanks to a deal confirmed between the global chemicals giant and Hyundai. 


(Image via INEOS)

The two companies will work together on the development of hydrogen fuel cells suited for powering the Grenadier, allowing the car to meet emissions targets in line with the UK’s upcoming ban on fossil-fueled vehicles, without sacrificing off-road capability. 

Ratcliffe’s vision has long been for the Grenadier to perform exceptionally in all conditions, but the company believe that battery electric power will hinder it, particularly in rugged areas with low electricity supply. Therefore they are following a trend that many are seeing as the future of vehicle power, and putting their money in hydrogen development. 


(Hyundai hydrogen fuel cell - image via Hyundai)

Hydrogen has been proved to be an extremely efficient fuel and produces no emissions other than clean water. It has a higher energy density than lithium-ion batteries, which makes it suitable for use in larger vehicles, including trains and buses. Many believe it is also an excellent solution for future cars. However the difficulty with it is actually producing the hydrogen to begin with as well as storing it safely. Different schools of thought have different opinions on this, but for now it appears that INEOS are comfortable putting hydrogen above lithium ion batteries for their first car. 

The Hyundai-INEOS deal is expected to be completed within the next few weeks. The Grenadier is expected to go into production next year, with both a petrol-powered version and the hydrogen powered version expected to be available. 

Find your next automotive job with NES Fircroft

Register your CV with us today

Add new comment
*
*
*
By commenting on this blog you're agreeing to our terms of use

Comments left should relate to the subject of the above blog. Unfortunately job applications cannot be accepted here.

For job enquiries and applications please use our job search and for technical or account queries please contact us.
INEOS to use Hyundai hydrogen fuel cells in Grenadier off roader - Time to read 2 min
Share this article
Like  

Follow

Back to Top

By clicking "Save" you consent to
receiving matching jobs based on the
job/page you are viewing by email from
Fircroft, as detailed in our privacy policy
Fircroft would like to keep you up to date with our latest company updates via email. Occasionally Fircrofts marketing may contain 3rd party or affiliate information, however we will not share your personal data with any 3rd parties without your consent. From time to time, we might contact you to get your views on the service you have received. To help you get the best out of Fircroft, we may personalise them based on your location and how you use fircroft.com
Fircroft would like to keep you up to date with the latest company updates and vacancies via SMS / Text messages
Your consent options above means that Fircroft cannot contact you about any new or alternative career vacancies. If you want Fircroft to only contact you about the role(s) you have applied for please continue, however if you would like to be considered for other positions please allow us to contact you by changing one or more of the above consent.