Toyota Unveils ‘Game Changer’ Hydrogen-Powered Car!

The Toyota Mirai (From mirai (未来), Japanese for “future”) is a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, one of the first hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles to be sold commercially.

Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cycle, the 2016 model year Mirai has a total range of 502 km (312 mi) on a full tank, with a combined city/highway fuel economy rating of 66 mpg-US (3.6 L/100 km; 79 mpg-imp) equivalent(MPG-equivalent), making the Mirai the most fuel efficient hydrogen fuel cell vehicle rated by the EPA, and the one with the largest range.

 

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What is wrong with putting wind turbines on hybrid vehicles?

Question by : What is wrong with putting wind turbines on hybrid vehicles?
See, here’s the thing. Hybrid cars only really work in city traffic where you use the break a lot. On the highway, they run mostly on gas. So why don’t they put wind turbines on it so the air rushing past at 70 mph helps charge the battery? Ignore the obvious aesthetics issues, I am sure they could make a sexy looking design.

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Answer by jonboy2five
the aerodynamics of a wind turbine on a car would create excessive drag and negate the mileage of the hybrid vehicle. it would require more power than it produced…

remember, natural wind is “free”, but a cars speed is NOT.

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Q&A: The Toyota Prius, a hybrid electric vehicle, has an EPA gas mileage rating of 52 in the city.?

Question by Lorie B: The Toyota Prius, a hybrid electric vehicle, has an EPA gas mileage rating of 52 in the city.?
How many kilometers can the Prius travel on 13 liters of gasoline?
Express your answer using two significant figures.

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Answer by Kristie
This assumes a mileage rating of 52 mpg (miles per gallon)

Using dimensional analysis
(52 miles/gallon)(1.61 km/mile)(1 gallon/3.78541 L) = 22.12 km/L

Using the converted mileage:
(22.12 km/L)(13 L) = 287.5 km

Answer to 2 significant figures is 290 km (or 2.9 x 10^2 km)

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The Honda Insight, a hybrid electric vehicle, has an EPA has mileage rating of 57 mi/gal in the city.?

Question by : The Honda Insight, a hybrid electric vehicle, has an EPA has mileage rating of 57 mi/gal in the city.?
how many kilometers can the Insight travel on the amount of gasoline that would fit in soda pop can? The volume of the pop can is 355 mL.

I need help showing the work please & thank you !

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Answer by Roger the Mole
(355 mL) / (3785.41178 mL/gal) x (57 mi/gal) x ( 1.609344 km/mi) = 8.60 km

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Q&A: Has anyone realized the downfalls of hydrogen powered vehicles?

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Question by lowkeymononoke: Has anyone realized the downfalls of hydrogen powered vehicles?
I’m just wondering if anyone has put two and two together. Can you list the pitfalls of hydrogen power?

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Answer by evil_kandykid
I don’t know about the technical concerns. But I know that at least here in the US most states are in a drout. I personally would rather not have my water going to cars.

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can a fully solar vehicle be a viable alternative to a petrol driven vehicle?

Question by : can a fully solar vehicle be a viable alternative to a petrol driven vehicle?
i am doing a project on solar vehicles and whether they can be an alternative to a combustion engine
what are some sections i can look into to come to a conclusion.

i need more info on

battery types/materials/combinations.
solar cell materials/power produced/efficiencies/ how they are arranged etc

body materials used and cost of the materials

what other sections should i research to come to a conclusion
performance figures all relate to the cells/battery and the weight, anything else i can add

thanks

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Answer by Jason
Amount of sunshine required, speed capabilities, driving at night?

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In a hybrid vehicle like the Toyota Prius, couldn’t the electric motor be used to replace the transmission?

Question by al mond: In a hybrid vehicle like the Toyota Prius, couldn’t the electric motor be used to replace the transmission?
Couldn’t the electric motor part of the hybrid vehicle be used strictly for getting up to speed before connecting to the gasoline engine. The gas engine might then be run at a constant speed with greater gas engine efficiency. Maybe even not have a conventional transmission system at all, but use the electric motor in its place.
Bunch of fine answers for my education. Thanks Yahoo Answer-men for sharing your fine knowledge with me and others.

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Answer by SlightlyDusty
Things could get scary with a direct drive to the wheels at 3000-6000 rpm

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What would happen to the water cycle if hydrogen-powered vehicles became ‘normal’?

Question by bonshui: What would happen to the water cycle if hydrogen-powered vehicles became ‘normal’?
Hydrogen powered vehicles might be fuelled by hydrogen derived from water (H20). The remaining oxygen would be a clean’ exhaust fume.

However, there is only a finite amount of water in the world – it is never created or lost, but exists in varying amounts of liquid, vapour and ice. If we started fuelling our vehicles with water, what would happen in the long term?

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Answer by Robert D
Nothing. The amount of water that all the gas tanks in the world could hold is minute compared to the amount of water in the world.

Oh, and as much water is produced as is consumed in such a system.

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Q&A: Will hydrogen powered vehicles cause climate changes if they become widsespread?

Question by Sethers: Will hydrogen powered vehicles cause climate changes if they become widsespread?
It seems to me that if hydrogen powered vehicles are emitting water vapor into the atmosphere this would have some sort of effect on the climate if they ever became as widespread as gas powered vehicles are today. Increased humidity seems like the most logical result. I can see this having some environmental effects especially in places that are more arid such as the southwest desert cities. What do you think?

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Answer by Mista Ricksta
They will. The point will be that it WON’T be that EVIL CO2 gas that does it! H2O vapor is a WORSE global warming gas than CO2 is, too, but people pushing “environmentally friendly” cars or fuels aren’t going to tell you this!

On the plus side, you CAN remove H2O vapor from the air rather easily – easier than you can remove CO2 gas. The air does this ALL by itself too when it gets cold!

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Q&A: How far can a Hybrid or Electric vehicle pull a fully loaded trailer when its 20 below zero outside?

Question by T-Bone: How far can a Hybrid or Electric vehicle pull a fully loaded trailer when its 20 below zero outside?

Even at best case senerio, it cannot maintain highway speed of 65 mph with a meager 3500 lb towing capacity….
Some people like myself live in cold weather climates (northern MN) Temps as low as 50 below zero F are not uncommon here.

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Answer by Country Club Conservative
Depends. They make hybrid Suburbans now.

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