Project ZEUS: The Prototype Hydrogen FCEV based on the Land Rover Defender


Jaguar Land Rover is developing a prototype hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) based on the new Land Rover Defender, with testing started in 2021. The FCEV prototype developed through Project ZEUS is part of JLR’s aim to achieve zero tailpipe emissions by 2036, and net zero carbon emissions across its supply chain, products and operations by 2039, in line with the REIMAGINE strategy.

Hydrogen-powered FCEVs are complementary to battery electric vehicles (BEVs) on the journey to net zero vehicle emissions; they provide high energy density, rapid refuelling, and minimal loss of range in low temperatures, making them ideal for larger, longer-range vehicles operable in hot or cold environments.

At Hydrogen Here and Now, JLR will introduce the technical aims of Project ZEUS, key achievements and next steps.