Toyota announced that it is developing a hydrogen fuel cell engine on its way to a carbon neutral mobility society. The engine installed in a racing car built on Toyota Corolla Sport will participate in races under the name of ORC ROOKIE Racing. Continuing its innovation studies without interruption, Toyota continues to use motor sports to develop engine technologies. The hydrogen fuel cell to be used in the race car is planned to be produced in Fukushima.
This hydrogen fuel cell engine, which is under development, will be tested in the harsh environment of motor sports at the Fuji Super TEC 21 Hours race to be held on May 23-24. In this way, Toyota aims to contribute to a sustainable mobility society.
Fuel cell vehicles, such as the Toyota Mirai vehicle, use the fuel cell to use the chemical reaction of hydrogen with oxygen in the air to generate electricity that powers the electric motor.
In addition, hydrogen fuel cell engines generate power with the modified fuel supply and injection systems used in the gasoline engine. Hydrogen engines emit zero CO2 emissions during use.
Since the combustion in hydrogen fuel cell engines is faster than gasoline engines, more characteristic responses are obtained. In addition to its environmental performance, hydrogen engines also have the potential to drive efficiently in terms of noise and vibration.
Toyota aims to contribute to the development of hydrogen infrastructure by supporting increasing the use of hydrogen. Going towards its goal of carbon neutral, Toyota aims to increase the popularity of fuel cell vehicles while also supporting different applications using fuel cells. Developing hydrogen engine technologies by using motor sports, Toyota wants to create a better hydrogen-based society awareness.