In the Toyota range, electric cars still have a minimal role, while hybrids continue to be their Arma Chief. In a recent statement issued by matt harrison The CEO of Toyota Motor Europe highlights the potential of a technology he has been working on for years, and in which he has high hopes: hydrogen fuel cell electrification,
Among other things, Harrison pointed to the company’s commitment to technology, emphasizing hydrogen, something that he says, “will play a key role in differentiating Toyota from rival automakers in the future.” The same person in charge points out that the experience of the Japanese in the use of hydrogen fuel cells is unmatched, so “Owner” This area may be relatively easy for them.
“We have a hydrogen division and assembly facilities, and as demand increases, prices will come down; We see a lot of opportunities there,” Harrison said in his statement. He himself emphasizes the fact that this mobility option should be politicized, because currently there is a Apparent lack of refueling points And the vehicles are prohibitively expensive for most potential customers.
Given his extensive experience in this area, Harrison says he “sees this technology as a key pillar of our future; Sometime, Hydrogen battery will be an alternative to electric So they will be like the hybrids of the future.
During his speech, he had time to praise the decision of the World Endurance Championship and their possible option of switching to hydrogen energy from the year 2026, something that will be necessary when experimenting with these new engines, a technology that Will come later “in the real world”.
“We are trying to use motorsport and I suspect there is a real chance that hydrogen will be adopted, although there are still some questions about its feasibility, size of tanks, weight issues and recharging. But progress is being made has been solid and we must continue to work on it”, concluded the European manager.
Toyota already sells a hydrogen-powered model Toyota Mirai, The first generation evolved some years ago into the present, which is sold today (in images). It is a car that is being talked about because of its high sales rate and interest from some customers, as well as its record autonomy with a range of over 1,000 kilometers on a single charge.