Jay Leno Set to Drive the BMW Hydrogen 7

Discussion in 'European Cars' started by ajzahn, Sep 19, 2007.

  1. BMW North America says that Tonight Show host and avid car guy Jay Leno became the latest person to receive keys to a BMW Hydrogen 7, the first hydrogen-powered luxury sedan. Leno will drive it for a week, and report his findings back to BMW.

    Leno took delivery of the car at his famous garage in Burbank, California, which by the way is a “green garage” that receives a lot of its energy from steam power.

    “As an avid car enthusiast I’m always interested in the future of automotive technology,” Leno said. “With the BMW Hydrogen 7 I can experience all the fun and great features of a performance car, yet know that I’m being environmentally friendly at the same time! I look forward to driving the Hydrogen 7 and learning more about hydrogen as a fuel for our future.”

    Leno’s garage uses steam and natural gas engines from the 19th century to reduce energy needs—transforming the garage into a self-sufficient power station. According to Leno, there is no reason why a garage full of old cars can’t be environmentally responsible, even if it means having to go back more than a century for the technology. (Autoweek)

    Running in hydrogen mode, the BMW Hydrogen 7 essentially emits nothing but water vapor. It is a production model, and BMW has built 100 copies, but isn’t for sale.

    BMW believes that hydrogen will replace gas as the long-term alternative to fossil fuel, and hopes the Hydrogen 7 will play a role. Through a group dubbed the Hydrogen 7 Pioneers Program, BMW is giving industry leaders and prominent figures in entertainment, politics, business and more a BMW Hydrogen 7 for their daily use.

    BMW hopes this group will help people understand that hydrogen technology is here, it is now and it is what the BMW Group believes holds the key to our future mobility. Leno is one of the first Americans who BMW plans to announce in the coming months that will help the company in its mission to build widespread support of hydrogen as a viable alternative to fossil fuels.
  2. So what is he burning in his steam engines that is so environmentally friendly?
  3. his jean shirts.
  5. haha awesome
  6. this environmentally friendly bullshit really is going too far. celebreties of all people are not environmentally friendly and how does having an electrical garage harm the environment?
  7. Are you seriously asking how does using electricity harm the environment?
  8. yes he is

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