Australian hydrogen start-up H2X is promising its new Ranger-based ute will be here within months.
Reservations for the 2022 H2X Warrego hydrogen ute have opened, while the Australian company has announced a November launch for the new zero-emissions model.
Customer deliveries of the Warrego are said to begin in April 2022, with H2X offering buyers three different variants of the Ford Ranger-based ute.
Opening the range is the Warrego 66, with 200kW of power and a choice of either rear-wheel drive or all-wheel drive. The model features a 66kW hydrogen fuel-cell and 60kW supercapacitor battery, with a 6.2kg hydrogen tank delivering a claimed 500 kilometers of driving range.
The mid-range Warrego 90 gets 220kW with all-wheel drive as standard, with both the fuel-cell and battery specifications upped to 90kW and 100kW respectively, also with a 6.2kg hydrogen capacity.
The range-topping Warrego 90 XR increases the hydrogen tank to 9.3kg, which H2X says can deliver up to 750km of driving range, with refueling taking less than five minutes.
While prices have not been published by the company, the website The Driven reports the ute will be available from between $189,000 and $250,000 before on-road costs.
H2X says the Warrego 90 can complete the 0-100km/h sprint in just eight seconds, while the Warrego 66 takes 11 seconds. The payload capacity for the hydrogen ute is 1500kg.
Customers are offered a 24-month warranty on the Ford Ranger body, while the retrofitted H2X powertrain gets a 48-month warranty.
The 2022 H2X Warrego will go on sale in November 2021, with deliveries expected to begin in April 2022. The company is accepted reservations for the ute on a new dedicated website.