...although limited to 100 units, the Hydrogen 7 has found itself a popular choice amongst high-profile figures who seek to portray an environmental friendly public image.
His Serene Highness, The Sovereign Prince of Monaco, head of the House of Grimaldi and the ruler of the Principality of Monaco, aka “Albi”, has taken delivery of BMWs environmental friendly chariot, the Hydrogen 7.
Described as the first hydrogen-powered luxury sedan to make it to serial production, although limited to 100 units, the Hydrogen 7 has found itself a popular choice amongst high-profile figures who seek to portray an environmental friendly public image. Such personalities include actors Cameron Diaz and Will Ferell, TV presenter Jay Leno, opera star Placido Domingo, film directors Stephen Gaghan and Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck, world-famous soprano Anna Netrebko, German ministers Wolfgang Tiefensee and Michal Glos and the Vice-President of the EU, Günter Verheugen. However, Prince Albert II is more than just a crowd pleaser as he is well known supporter towards the protection of marine life and the environment in general.
As part of the "Sustainable Environmental Protection" program which is one of the cornerstones of policy in the Principality of Monaco, Prince Albert has chosen the Hydrogen 7 because it emits almost no emissions when operated in hydrogen mode (only 5g carbon dioxide in the test cycle). Prince Albert II stated, "I shall be discovering the advantages of the BMW Hydrogen 7 with interest over the coming weeks. I monitor very carefully, in the automobile sector in particular, the development of new technologies which help to limit negative effects on the environment by influencing human actions."