Toyota announced on October 22nd, 2016 that it will start selling buses that run on hydrogen fuel-cells in Tokyo next year, 2017, in advance of the 2020 Summer Olympics.
Toyota’s fuel-cell buses will run on more powerful platform than the Mirai, with up to 10 fuel tanks holding 600 liters of highly pressurized H2 and producing 235 kwh, or almost three times the output of a Tesla Model S battery. This is what allows Toyota’s bus to double as an external power supply. JAPANTODAY
realization of a hydrogen-based society
Strychnine I hope this works! I eagerly await the day when we slow down or stop burning oil for fuel.
Tahoochi …I used to think fuel cell/hydrogen was the bomb (no pun intended) until I read about how much energy it takes to produce and store it. Let’s just say it has its critics.
albaleo It does. But I guess it’s good to have competition between those pushing for hydrogen fuel cells and those for charged batteries (e.g. Tesla, Nissan).
kohakuebisu Like taxis running on LPG, fuel cell buses have a big advantage in that they can refuel at a depot. They don’t need filling stations equipped with hydrogen all over the place, one of the big obstacles for fuel cell cars.