Tue Nov 27, 2018, 09:55 PM

Why Toyota sees fuel cells, hydrogen-powered cars as key path to future

TOYOTA CITY, JAPAN — When Yoshikazu Tanaka punched the accelerator, the blue sedan responded, zooming past neat houses and stores, up lush, green hills and down into lines of cars snaking back from stoplights. The sun shined, a light breeze ruffled leaves on the trees.

The only thing missing was the roar of an engine.

It may have been a hushed experience, said Tanaka, the car’s chief engineer, as he navigated the streets of his hometown, but he said he’d tried his best to make it enjoyable nonetheless.

“We wanted to make it fun to drive,” he said.

The car was a Mirai powered by hydrogen, much like a similarly quiet semi truck that recently made a stop at Toyota’s North American headquarters in Plano. You won't spot either of them on Texas roads any time soon.

Still, Toyota hopes the Mirai in particular will help make the zero-emission technology that powers it a lot more ubiquitous. Like, Prius ubiquitous. ..more:

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Wed Nov 28, 2018, 08:03 AM

1. What brand is your hydrogen powered car?

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