Can the Ohio River Fuel Your Toyota?
Question: Can your car be fueled by water?
Answer: Yes, if it’s the new Toyota Mirai.
The Toyota Mirai is arriving in U.S. markets later this year, and we couldn’t be more excited here at Beechmont Toyota. With a name that means “future” in Japanese, the Toyota Mirai may mark the shift from gasoline, to hydrogen fuel.
Hydrogen is a clever fuel source, because it can be found almost everywhere. Last time, we talked about how hydrogen can be obtained from cow manure. In the second part of the “Fueled by Everything” series, Toyota explains how hydrogen can be found in water.
A simple process called electrolysis breaks apart H2O molecules into hydrogen and oxygen. The hydrogen is captured, and can be compressed and used to power the Toyota Mirai’s hydrogen fuel cell.