With a 600-mile range, it beats all of its electric competitors.
Way back in February of this year, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus announced that it was building a hydrogen pickup with 1,000 miles of range. But in the months since, we've been pretty distracted by the company's other projects, which have included a new version of its Baja buggy and news of a roadgoing version of its 1,400-horsepower Le Mans racer.
But now the automaker has brought our attention back to the truck, with some changes and more information. Most notably, it seems that a 1,000-mile range is out of reach for the time being, as the new information tells us that the pickup will instead be targeting a range of 600 miles.
The pickup is based on the aforementioned buggy, which is called the Baja Boot. Glickenhaus says that it will build a prototype later this year and that the truck will have a "quick, low-cost, easily available refueling solution," and that it "can be used as a generator," much like the Ford F-150 Lightning. But this is more like a Jeep Gladiator, with flared wheel arches, all-terrain tires, and a large LED light bar on the roof. If you're wondering why there are no rear windows, it's because two of the truck's three hydrogen tanks will be positioned behind the front seats, presumably to make the hideously bulbous front end of the original concept a thing of the past.
As that makes obvious, this means that this isn't really a car you'd want to take on the road. Instead, the truck would probably compete in the Baja 1000 like its buggy relative. That said, we assume that Glickenhaus must be presenting these off-roading concepts in order to gauge reactions, and if the truck does as well at the Baja 1000 as the buggy did - it won despite suffering a rollover at one point - then SCG will almost certainly begin exploring roadgoing versions as a business model. It would be great to see a hydrogen-powered vehicle competing with the likes of Rivian, Tesla, and the rest, but for now, let's just see if the truck makes it past the concept stage.