Toyota Sees Future in Hydrogen Fuel Cells

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Dec. 10, 2018—Toyota believes Hydrogen fuel cells are part of the automotive future and the new Toyota Mirai uses both hydrogen and electric power, reported Tech Radar.

Although the Toyota Mirai is a production car that is on the roads in Japan and parts of Europe, it’s still in a test phase in the UAE. Toyota is initially targeting government and the transportation sector where this technology makes more sense, rather than the retail consumer, according to the report. 

The Mirai can be filled up with hydrogen instead of petrol, and takes about as long to fill up as a standard fuel tank on a regular car. Another argument that Toyota is making against full-electric cars is that the battery powering such cars takes up the biggest cost, and has a lifetime of about a decade, according to the report. 

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