The electric car is increasingly present in urban centers. But besides electric vehicles, the large vehicle manufacturers are looking for alternatives to the problems generated by traditional fuel and gradually more charging points are being seen for this type of passenger car, which began its adventures in the world as something futuristic that 'was going to last two days'. However, even if they generate fewer emissions for the ozone layer, they cause other problems such as a shortage of lithium or massive exploitation to get the maximum number of batteries possible . There are not a few who insist that this transition to the electric vehicle is useless, since it does not do any favors to improve the environment or the planet. Volvo, for example, dismissed this as a fad, notes Xavi Mogrovejo.
What does this revolution proposed by Toyota consist of?
Toyota, on the other hand, seems to have a solution for this: hydrogen combustion engine.
Toyota already has vehicles with hydrogen cells, but there are too many problems in manufacturing for them to spread throughout the world. In order for interest in this type of product to grow, the production costs of this liquid should be lowered, as well as providing industries with access to it so that the manufacturing network grows like foam and massive construction processes begin to be carried out of these prototypes . As an alternative, Toyota offers the hydrogen internal combustion engine.
The company's president, Akio Toyoda, has long argued that the problem with combustion engines is not the combustion itself, but rather the carbon byproduct of burning fossil fuels. That's why hydrogen, which emits an almost negligible amount of carbon, is the perfect solution in Toyota's eyes . After seeing the Yaris GR, which has these characteristics, several manufacturers in the industry want to join this change. Toyota with this could give a strong blow on the table and shake a company like Yamaha or Rolls-Royce. It remains to be seen, of course, how this fits into the current market and if these types of vehicles are embraced, since although there are electric or hybrid cars, traditional fuel cars are still the most sought after.
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