BMW’s Concept Design Shows How Hydrogen Stations Could Replace Gasoline

BMW’s Concept Design Shows How Hydrogen Stations Could Replace Gasoline
Automotive

Designworks and Shell teamed up to concept new hydrogen filling stations that have touchscreens to let give drivers detailed information

Zack Palm
  • 4 may 2017

Designworks, a creative consultancy controlled by BMW, partnered with gas company Shell to design a new hydrogen filling station. These stations power hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles which use compressed hydrogen gas that turns into electricity.

The new filling stations resemble the current models incorporating the same nozzle people use to fill up their car,  but the larger components have been stripped away to make the pumps look much slicker. When a driver approaches the gas station, they simply see a light at the top of the pumps that signify where the pump is occupied. While filling their hydrogen-powered car, they can use a touch screen attached to the pump to look up nearby travel routes, maps or learn more about the hydrogen fuel in their vehicles. The station also features step-by-step instructions detailing how to use the new pumps.

This design was showcased at the 2017 Hannover Messe, one of the world’s largest trade fairs, on April 24-28, 2017.

BMW & Designworks Hydrogen Pumps

Designworks, a creative consultancy controlled by BMW, partnered with gas company Shell to design a new hydrogen filling station. These stations power hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles which use compressed hydrogen gas that turns into electricity.

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