H2X Global, an Australian hydrogen fuel-cell automobile manufacturer, has begun European vehicle validation and verification testing of its Warrego ute in the Netherlands, with the goal of starting sales in Europe within the next nine months.
H2X Global, situated in Melbourne, Australia, has lofty goals of introducing hydrogen FCEV commercial cars all over the world. Technology demonstrator the Warrego will be followed by hydrogen-powered delivery van and taxi variants in 2025, according to the company.
It was anticipated that H2X Warrego ute deliveries will begin in April of 2022. However, problems in the supply chain prevented this from happening.
Built on the foundation of the first-generation Ford Ranger, the H2X Warrego ute uses a hydrogen fuel-cell (FCEV) powertrain designed for light commercial vehicles in place of the standard internal combustion engine (ICE).
A 260 kilowatt (kW) electric motor and a 60 kilowatt (kW) fuel-cell linked to a hybrid battery and supercapacitor electric drive system would reportedly power the initial production run of the all-wheel-drive Warrego. Results for the total system torque are still being finalized.
The Warrego, according to H2X, has a range of over 450 kilometers, albeit it is not specified whose efficiency level this refers to.
H2X announced back in September 2021 that the Warrego would be offered in Australia at a price range of $189,990 to $250,000 before on-road fees, across three distinct trim levels.
The H2X Warrego ute will be manufactured in Europe and in Australia, at its factory in Sale, Victoria.