BMW Unveils The Hydrogen Refueling Station Of The Future

BMW Designworks has teamed up with Shell to create a new hydrogen refueling station.

Currently on display at the Hannover Messe, the refueling station is called Oasis and is a radical departure from traditional hydrogen refueling stations which are based on pumps meant for conventional fuels.

The Oasis features a unique I-shaped design with a larger pillar that “elegantly rises upwards creating a beacon” for customers. The station also has a clean design as BMW decided to hide all the mechanical parts outside of view.

Besides looking futuristic, the Oasis boasts a unique user experience as customers are greeted by large digital display that provides an overview of the refueling process as well as important information such as the price of hydrogen as well as the remaining refueling time.

BMW didn’t stop there as designers created a new “pick up and mount mechanism” for the refueling nozzle. The company was coy on specifics but said the mechanism allows the nozzle to be removed and returned in an intuitive way.

In a statement, Shell’s Hydrogen General Manager said “We are pleased to have collaborated with Designworks in the development of a new hydrogen dispenser that will allow us to provide customers an improved hydrogen experience. It will not only make refueling seamless, it will also help make hydrogen fuel an even more attractive option in the future”.

Photo Gallery

  • LeftLanePrius

    How will they use it if people in the future have no hands?

  • “traditional hydrogen refueling stations” ???

    • Dustin


  • McF1

    Interesting, Shell has also teamed up with Toyota.

  • Kannag Don Amenra

    Electricity stored in batteries, is the future. Companies like Tesla and Porsche will offer over 500km of range soon with lesser charging times. In a few years it will cross a 1000km. Hydrogen will work if the cost of production wasn’t so high. Logistics are a problem too.

Fernando Alonso All But Confirms 2020 Dakar Rally Entry With Toyota

The two-time F1 world champion embarked on a five-month testing program with the Dakar-spec Toyota Hilux.

Limited Edition Rolls-Royce Ghost Zenith Ready To Dazzle Europe

The Ghost Zenith Collection recently made its North American debut at Pebble Beach and will be made in just 50 units.

Chevrolet Offers $2500 Discount To Mustang Owners Who Switch To Camaros

Sales of the Camaro are well below those of the Challenger and Mustang, which has prompted GM to come up with this incentive.

Ford Looking To Secure Mondeo Evos Moniker, Should We Expect A New Model?

Interestingly, the name was first used on a concept car previewing Ford’s new design language eight years ago .

Rolls-Royce To Skip Plug-In Hybrids, Will Launch EV When “Time Is Right”

Rolls-Royce won’t follow in the footsteps of Bentley which plans to offer both plug-in hybrids and electric vehicles.

This Hellcat-Swapped Jeep Gladiator Is The Off-Roader We Secretly Want

This Jeep Gladiator’s 6.2-liter supercharged V8 Hellcat engine has been tuned to 750 hp.

Check Out The 2020 Lincoln Aviator From Every Angle In Huge Photo Gallery

Get a closer look at the Aviator Grand Touring hybrid too, with its 494 hp and 630 lb-ft.

Watch 170 Cars Do Burnouts At The Same Time In Colorado

The Australians previously held the record when 126 vehicles did burnouts at the same time.

Bespoke Rolls Royce Cullinan Will Attack Your Eyeballs With Its Fux Orange Paint

Rolls Royce’s latest bespoke creation comes with a pretty bright paintjob.

Is Hyundai Working On An i10 N? These Spy Shots Seem To Suggest It

Hyundai i10 N or i10 N-Line? The twin exhaust tips, different grille, and bigger wheels hint at sportier version.