Think of a car with no internal combustion engine and so needs no petrol or diesel to power it. You could call it an electric car, but that would be some injustice. More accurately, it is a fuel cell car – the first production fuel cell vehicle. Instead, it runs on a fuel cell.
Meet the Toyota Mirai.
But what is a fuel cell? A fuel cell combines hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity. The two elements travel separately to the fuel cell where they mix to generate electricity which powers an electric motor. The only by-product of the car is water. No carbon emissions. Just pure water.
The drive is also very silent. I wonder what it is like to drive without a roar when you hit the accelerator pedal. That would certainly be a strange experience
Want to try your hands on one?
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.