Back in July we detailed the H2X Warrego; a hydrogen fuel-cell pick-up based on the popular Ford Ranger, and engineered and built in Australia. Now, order books for the model have opened, with more details about its launch revealed.
Along with opening the floodgates to customers, H2X confirmed that the model will be launched in full in November, with the first customer deliveries to follow in April next year.
The Warrego is set to be offered in three different trim levels; the Warrego 66, Warrego 90, and Warrego 90 XR.
The 66 and 90 get a 66kW and 90kW fuel cells, respectively, with power across the two models rated at 200kW (66) and 220kW (90). The duo’s battery capacities also differ, too; the 66 getting a 60kW supercapacitor unit and the 90 getting a 100kW unit.
The 90 XR builds upon the standard 90 by increasing the size of the hydrogen fuel tank from 6.2kg to 9.3kg. H2X claims that refuelling can take as little as five minutes, with range rated at up to 750km.
All of this comes with a fairly significant cost, though. While H2X has yet to confirm pricing for the Warrego, it’s been reported by Australian outlet The Driven that it will start at AU$189,000 ($196,000), with the range-topping 90 XR set to be priced at AU$250,000 ($260,000).
Along with the aforementioned details, H2X also confirmed a few other details in its order-book announcement. These include accelerations for the 66 and 90; the two models capable of hitting 100km/h in 11 seconds and eight seconds each.
“This converted pick-up gives us the chance to do some testing, but also gives us a great chance to put it in the hands of our partners and then be able to have running vehicles on the roads they will be operated,” H2X Global CEO Brendan Norman told Australian outlet CarSales in July.
“It’s been an interesting ride going through the fundraising process over the last 12 months. […] We had some activities from overseas with people wanting to come in but then an Australian group Liberty Venture Capital have decided to come on-board to help us through the first rounds and get us moving.”