Jay Leno, the Emmy-award winning comedian and host of The Tonight Show is one of the first Americans to receive keys to a BMW Hydrogen 7 which is the world’s first ever hydrogen-powered luxury sedan. The Hydrogen luxury sedan was delivered to Mr. Leno at his famed car garage in Burbank, California deemed as a green garage since it is powered by steam.
The green garage of Mr. Leno makes use of a 19th century giant steam and natural gas engines that somewhat converts the garage into a self-sufficient power station. Mr. Leno explained there is simply no excuse why a garage that is full of old cars can’t be eco-worthy.
To create his eco-friendly garage Mr. Leno has worked with expert consultants in various fields to analyze his garage’s energy use and at the same time devise some alternative energy systems. This is part of Mr. Leno’s plans of upgrading his 20,000 sq.ft.-garage with the latest environmentally friendly shop equipment and products. Driving a BMW Hydrogen 7 is just jives with his “green” objectives.
Mr. Leno said, “As an avid car enthusiast I’m always interested in the future of automotive technology. 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.”
The BMW Hydrogen 7 when operating in hydrogen mode emits nothing but water vapor, which represents a major step in reducing harmful CO2 emissions. And the best thing about the Hydrogen 7 is the fact that it’s a production model vehicle and not just a mere concept car which means that it can be mass produce.
But at present it is not yet for sale however it is already considered as a breakthrough in introducing hydrogen as a sustainable fuel for individual transportation.
The German automaker and producer of high quality BMW 330ci parts also believes that hydrogen has the potential to replace petroleum as the long-term alternative to fossil fuel. It also hopes that its Hydrogen 7 will be able to pave the way for the implementation of hydrogen technologies for future mobility. And to further support its goals, BMW has launched its Hydrogen 7 Pioneers Program in which the company will give industry leaders and prominent figures in politics, entertainment, business and others a new BMW Hydrogen which will served as their daily mode of transport.
Through this program, BMW is hoping to make people understand the importance of the hydrogen technology and for them to see that it is available now, offered by the BMW Group.
Evander Klum is a Business Administration graduate who hails from Alabama. He enjoys extreme sports and he is also a car racing fanatic. At present, he works as a marketing manager at an advertising agency in Cleveland.