BMW Working With NASA On Hydrogen 7

Written by tonks on August 8, 2007

BMW Hydrogen 7It isn’t everyday that we hear about NASA working with one of the largest auto manufacturers in the world. As we all know BMW recently finished their Hydrogen 7, which is big because it is the first ever hydrogen powered luxury sedan. It was big enough to catch NASA’s attention.

BMW and NASA spent time testing the new breakthrough vehicle and after eight weeks have finally completed those tests. The test period, which was initiated under a Space Act Agreement between NASA and BMW, underscores the organizations’ shared commitment to advancing hydrogen technologies and to exploring innovative transportation concepts and alternative energy sources.

“We are very proud to have been able to offer this test period of the BMW Hydrogen 7 to NASA, an organization that truly is on the forefront of discovery and innovation and with whom we share a unique common goal: the use and ongoing research of liquid hydrogen solutions,” said Karl-Heinz Ziwica, Vice President of Engineering, BMW of North America.

“It is the high energy density of liquid hydrogen that allows the space shuttle to be accelerated into space. The same concept is used to power the BMW Hydrogen 7. Using hydrogen as a fuel can potentially reduce CO2 emissions by 90 percent. The BMW Hydrogen 7 is tangible proof that hydrogen-drive vehicles are a very viable option for the future of sustainable mobility, and we are pleased that NASA was able to experience it first-hand.”

NASA was given full access to all of the BMW Hydrogen 7′s in stock. The liquid hydrogen that these vehicles run on is the same fuel that NASA uses for its shuttles. Because of this NASA decided to refuel using the space center’s liquid hydrogen fueling supply located on the space center’s premises.


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