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Toyota manufactures turbo hydrogen combustion engine and is testing it in a 24-hour race

Oh, hydrogen. Many people who love combustion are increasingly aware of the potential to maintain the concept of engines in the electrical world.Toyota has been I’m really working hard For now, for both the fuel cell and the brand’s occasional growl about keeping the burning fire burning. However, this is a big move from Toyota, and it is being developed not only in the lab but also in the orbit of the 24-hour race.

The car it developed is an improved Corolla Sport with a turbocharged 3-cylinder. It’s impressive to be attending the 24-hour event of the Super Taikyu Series, which will be held in Fuji from May 21st to 23rd this year. This is a great opportunity, especially for endurance racing. Therefore, we need to respect Toyota’s enthusiasm and tackle the most difficult challenges head-on.

If you’re wondering, the good thing about hydrogen burning is that it provides a kind of miracle solution. It burns things in the engine, but as Toyota admits, it does not produce carbon dioxide, except for the very small amount caused by the burning of oil. The fuel tank is as easy to refuel as a regular petrol car, except that it needs to be stiffer (due to hydrogen instability), but it’s ready. The reactivity of hydrogen is so high that it is even possible to create a more responsive engine.

What is not very mentioned in the press release is that hydrogen combustion is an undeveloped technology for good reason.First, energy efficiency Only 20 percent, This is exacerbated by the fact of hydrogen Really troublesome to make And Even worse to save..By comparison, fuel cell electric cars can get 60 percent Some of the energy used to make hydrogen by green electrolysis is clearly chosen to use undersupplied H2, given that all other issues such as production and storage are the same. To do.

In addition, the by-products Toyota listed are not true, there is no CO2 produced by the process, but they burn hydrogen. Still generate Nitrous oxide, a greenhouse gas and air pollutant.You may remember nitrous oxide emissions from a small car scandal Diesel gateSo, perhaps it’s appropriate for Toyota not to downplay that part.

The hydrogen for this project comes from the Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field, and Toyota is keen to emphasize that this is what it is doing to propel the H2 combustion engine, but will not give up. Fuel cell It has spent years being one of the major champions of.

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