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LA Auto Show: BMW Hydrogen7Get a look from the LA Auto Show floor at this innovative BMW.
[ Music ] ^M00:00:01 >> The MW exhaust nothing like it. It's a bottle of water but literally it is sort of the exhaust coming out of this hydrogen seven series, an amazing car being shown here at the LA auto show by BMW. Now, its not quite concept and it's not quite productional I'll explain that in a minute. Here's the idea it's a V12 engine that runs on gasoline and hydrogen burning it now not converting it to electricity in a fuel cell like you've heard so much about. So, it's a very different approach on the hydrogen idea. They say there's almost no noticeable difference when you switch between the fuel types while underway. We'll take their word on that. Overall it emits virtually nothing of course in the hydrogen mode and very, very little even in the blended mode of gas and hydrogen. The car has relatively modest performance it's a 260 horsepower out of a V12 zero to 60 in 9.95 seconds. Now, that's not a performance story it's a clean story. The volume of production on this will be very low, 50 cars and not for true sale they are going to be parceled out to VIP celebrities and thought leaders who they think can get the message out of this kind of a vehicle works well for them. But in general this is the kind of car that shows the many ways that companies are taking an approach to find alternate ways to move the vehicles they build away from petroleum. ^M00:01:16 [ Music ]