Hydrogen is fuel. Pure and simple. The most abundant element in the universe, hydrogen is found in plants, manure, and water. With such abundant availability, it makes perfect sense to use hydrogen to power our vehicles.
Hydrogen can be extracted from water through a process called electrolysis. Passing an electrical current through water creates a chemical reaction where the result is the separation of water's two main elements-hydrogen and oxygen. The pure hydrogen is then captured and used as fuel.
There's nothing complicated about driving hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles.
You fuel up with hydrogen in the same way you would a gas-powered vehicle. The hydrogen is stored in carbon fibre, high-impact resistant tanks. When the vehicle is fuelled with hydrogen, and combined with oxygen from outside the vehicle, the chemical reaction that occurs generates electricity. What's more, energy is captured every time you hit the brakes, conserving power and creating even better efficiency.
Next Generation Mirai
The Mirai is a major step forward for fuel cell electric vehicles, displaying a significantly greater range, improved driving performance and an elegant, sporty design. Built on Toyota's latest platform, the next generation Mirai features a rigid body and low centre of gravity, which makes for nimble and rewarding handling.
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