Toyota is a pioneer in hybrid technology. The automaker has already produced its first fully-electric vehicle. Now, the company has its sights set on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles. Many alternative fuel experts believe that hydrogen could potentially be a more practical source of fuel than electricity. Toyota isn’t the only automaker interested in hydrogen-powered vehicles either. Here’s what you need to know about an upcoming hydrogen-powered Toyota Hilux and the HFC (hydrogen fuel cell) space.
CNBC claims that Toyota has secured millions in funding to produce a hydrogen fuel cell pickup truck concept in the U.K. Toyota will attempt to create a HFC Toyota Hilux in its Burnaston, England plant.
Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles make electricity by fusing oxygen and hydrogen atoms. So, instead of relying on a lithium-ion battery to produce electricity like battery electric vehicles, HFC vehicles rely on hydrogen to generate electricity that drives power to the wheels of the vehicle. Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles also often use electric motors as well.