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
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