Consumer Reports drives the 2016 Toyota Mira
—on the hydrogen highway. The promise of free fuel for three years makes this fuel-cell car an intriguing option.
This is one of my best bets for the car of the future.Hence, along with the battery driven car. Toyota have indeed spent millions of dollars. Thus , developing the Mira. Which are expected to travel 300 miles. So using the fuel that consists of a high pressure hydrogen gas. As expected, the gas will be stored in two fiberglass fuel tanks.
This will give the Toyota Mira a big advantage over the battery driven Lithium-Ion cars, that are at present being developed by a number of car makers.
The hydrogen fuel. Therefore, is expected to be eventually rolled out. Therefore, onto conventional filling stations. Thus, across Europe and the USA, including Japan. The car will fill up in a similar manner to LPG cars are now, and only take a few minutes to fill.
Department of Energy (DOE) are looking at setting up a network of Hydrogen fuel stations across America. H2USA are looking at the financial implications and costs of setting up a network.
My own opinion is that all the new technologies will be battling it out for the most cost effective solution to fuels for cars of the future. Crude oil prices, will still have a say in the matter. As new oil fields are still being found. Even in the UK. We have found new oil reserves in the county of Kent. I do believe that the fuels such as hydrogen that could run along the same infrastructure as petrol (gasoline), will be the more successful fuel. The sales of battery driven cars are already falling because of the massive drop in petrol prices so the regular driver is only concerned about his pocket and not the environment.