Volkswagen HyMotion fuel-cell TiguanEnlarge Photo
The Tiguan research vehicle features a fuel-cell power source running a 135hp (100kW) electric motor, which sees the zero emissions SUV accelerate to 100km/h from rest in a considerable 14 seconds and reach of top speed of just 150km/h. Additional energy is served by a brake energy recovery system that’s used to top up the vehicle’s lithium-ion battery array.
Other entrants included BMW’s Hydrogen7 saloon, a concept version of the Logan with Renault’s new eco² efficiency modifications, and Volvo’s ReCharge plug-in hybrid concept. The winner of this year’s Challenge is expected to be announced on the 17th of this month.