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Toyota Mirai Literally Runs on Bullsh*t

Having attended high-school chemistry lessons, you should know that hydrogen is the most spread chemical element in the universe and Earth makes no exception.
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Since it was launched, the Toyota Mirai FCEV received a lot of criticism from automotive figures - including Tesla's CEO Elon Musk - for adopting a powertrain based on hydrogen fuel. Toyota marked everything as bullsh*t and kept doing their thing.

However, after they had paid $1 billion to promote the car at the 2020 Olympics, we didn't expect them to show how calling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles “bullsh*t” isn’t far from the truth.

As a result, Toyota came up with a 3-minute video which features a dairy farmer and mechanical engineer as they follow cow manure from a 'mooing' supply source to its ultimate use in powering the hydrogen fuel cell electric Toyota Mirai.

“Witnessing manure, something most of us view as being pretty disposable, being transformed into hydrogen fuel to power a car was pretty remarkable. I think this short film is pretty compelling evidence of what could be possible in the years ahead," explained filmmaker Morgan Spurlock, the one who directed the video.

The trick with the Toyota Mirai is that drivers get similar performance as in a conventional car. Japanese officials also say refuelling shouldn't take more than five minutes and the Mirai can go for up to 300 miles (483 km) on a full tank.

Hydrogen's versatility is another why Toyota went up this road. Beyond high quality dung, hydrogen can be manufactured from other renewable energy sources like solar, wind and biogas from landfills. These production methods can result in a domestic and locally sourced fuel that powers the Mirai while emitting only water vapor from the tailpipe.

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