Toyota Is Gearing Up To Test Its New Hydrogen Engines On The Streets

Automakers are moving towards zero carbon emissions as the world is facing a morbid climate change. 

Toyota’s strategy for achieving its carbon neutrality is to develop and provide various technologies to achieve net zero emissions by 2035. The company is working to bring battery-electric, hydrogen fuel cell, and hydrogen combustion technology. 

Toyota wants to enable its customers to reduce their carbon footprints. This will be possible due to the company’s multi-technology strategy, including battery electric, fuel cell electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and hybrid electric vehicles.

Toyota engineers have designed the Corolla Cross H2 Concept, a prototype road vehicle, the company announced in a press release.

It can carry five passengers and their luggage by fitting the 1.6l 3-cylinder turbo engine from the GR Corolla with high-pressure hydrogen direct injection engine technology from motorsport activity and adding the hydrogen tank packaging know-how from Mirai.

The vehicle will soon start its winter testing in northern Japan.

Hydrogen combustion brings broad, affordable carbon-reduction solutions more quickly by modifying current technologies and maximizing current investments.

Toyota is currently around 40 percent of the way toward commercializing goods like the Corolla Cross H2 Concept. 

Toyota has entered a hydrogen combustion GR Corolla H2 in every Super Taikyu endurance race in Japan with the Rookie Racing Team. 

A Toyota hydrogen-engine vehicle also made its first appearance outside of Japan when the GR Yaris H2 was tested during a demonstration run at the WRC in Ypres, Belgium.

This consistent and advanced motorsports activity has supported the accelerating technological development. For example, Toyota has enhanced its hydrogen combustion power and torque throughout one Super Taikyu season, attaining the ground-breaking achievement of dynamic performance on par with a traditional petrol engine. 

Also, the range has increased by about 30 percent, and refueling has been sped up from 5 to 1.5 minutes. Toyota is also working to bring green hydrogen to its vehicles to help develop a carbon-neutral environment. 

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