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As part of Land Rover’s aim to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036, and net zero carbon emissions across the supply chain, products and operations by 2039, a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the New Defender is being developed.

FCEVs generate electricity to power an electric motor and provide high energy density and rapid refueling, with minimal loss of range in low temperatures. This makes the technology ideal for larger, longer-range vehicles, or those operated in either hot or cold environments. Globally the number of FCEVs has nearly doubled since 2018, with hydrogen refueling stations increasing more than 20%. By 2030, it is forecast that there could be more than 10 million hydrogen-powered FCEVs with 10,000 refueling stations around the world.

 

OPTIMISING PERFORMANCE AND CAPABILITY

Land Rover’s advanced engineering project, known as Project Zeus, will allow engineers to understand how a hydrogen powertrain can be optimised to deliver the performance and capability expected by customers, including range, refueling, towing and off-road ability. The advanced zero tailpipe emission prototype New Defender FCEV will begin testing towards the end of 2021.

Ralph Clague, Head of Hydrogen and Fuel Cells for Jaguar Land Rover, said, “We know hydrogen has a role to play in the future powertrain mix across the whole transport industry...it offers another zero tailpipe emission solution for the specific capabilities and requirements of Jaguar Land Rover’s world class line-up of vehicles. The work done alongside our partners in Project Zeus will help us on our journey to become a net zero carbon business by 2039.”

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Important note on imagery & specification. We are living through exceptional times. Due to the Covid pandemic we have been prevented or delayed in the creation of new images of current model years. Now the global impact of micro-chip shortages is further affecting build specifications, options and launch timings. Until this unique event settles, please note that many images cannot be updated to 22 model year specifications. Features, options, trim and colour schemes will differ from many images. Customers are urged to consult your local Retailer for detailed 22 model year specifications and do not base an order on marketing imagery and specification alone.

Jaguar Land Rover Limited is constantly seeking ways to improve the specification, design and production of its vehicles, parts and accessories and alterations take place continually, and we reserve the right to change without notice. Some features may vary between optional and standard for different model years. The information, specification, engines and colours on this website are based on European specification and may vary from market to market and are subject to change without notice. Some vehicles are shown with optional equipment and retailer-fit accessories that may not be available in all markets. Please contact your local retailer for local availability and prices.

‡‡Price shown is the manufacturers recommended drive-away prices (MRDP) which applies to the vehicle model and optional features selected in the vehicle configurator and as described in the configuration summary. The MRDP is an estimated price which includes the manufacturer's recommended list price, any associated registration fees, applicable taxes (including GST), levies and CTP insurances at the time of publishing in accordance with the applicable state / territory legislation where the Retailer is located for a 12 month period. The MRDP may vary as a result of differences in price components such as location, stamp duty or registration fees. CTP rate is based on a private owner aged 40 with 0 demerit points, no accidents or driving convictions and the vehicle being garaged in the postcode entered. Some information presented or used in the MRDP calculation is sourced from third parties. Jaguar Land Rover Australia has made every effort to ensure accuracy, however please contact your preferred Jaguar Land Rover Retailer to confirm your actual drive-away price which may vary according to your individual circumstances, including any trade-in value agreed between you and the Retailer. Excludes fleet, government, rental buyers, hire car and chauffeur companies.