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Toyota may be one of the car manufacturers that continue to develop hydrogen-fueled car technology for the future. However, this was considered a wrong step by the CEO of Honda, Toshiro Mibe.
Quoted from Automotive News, MIBE, explained that the car with hydrogen fuel today will not be a larger current amid an increase in electrification trends.
“We have researched every possible out there. Regarding hydrogen machines, we see some of the technological challenges that are quite difficult. So, about 10 years ago, we decided this would not be mainstream,” explained Toshiro Mibe.
In addition, MIBE, also describes that for now, the technology trend faced by manufacturers is to develop electric cars with batteries as their main power.
“If you see what will be the mainstream, perhaps for smaller mobility is EV and fuel cells for greater mobility. That is the conclusion so far,” Mibe added.
In line with this, in April, MIBE described that currently, their main target in the North American automotive market is to present an electric car in heading 2040.
“Honda plans to make battery-based electric vehicles and fuel cells to represent 100 percent of vehicle sales in 2040, and develop from sales of 40 percent in 2030 and 80 percent in the upcoming 2035,” he said at the time.
Hydrogen cars become police fleets
Police in the state of Queensland, Australia have just received the hydrogen-powered car, Hyundai Nexo. This environmentally friendly vehicle from South Korea has indeed been sold in Kangaroo.
As reported by Carscoops, the Queensland government added five police cars, which joined 28 models that have been launched to the ACT government, and emergency services in 2020, and those placed in the Hyundai headquarters in Sydney.
For information, the hydrogen-powered electric powertrain in Hyundai Nexo was able to produce power of 161 kindergartens and 395 Nm of torque, allowing this crossover to accelerate 100 km / h in 9.5 seconds and reached the highest speed of 179 km/hr.