According to The Asahi Shimbun, Toyota Motor Corp. isn't slowing down in its push to help achieve a carbon-free society but is even speeding up its effort.
The automaker announced that it will enter a vehicle in motor racing powered by a carbon-free hydrogen engine.
Toyota said it can utilize existing technologies to develop a hydrogen engine expected to achieve zero emissions at a low cost. It will use the racing circuit as a testing ground to develop the necessary technologies over the long term.
"Japan has the accumulated (know-how) in automobile (technology), and there are ways to make use of it to reduce carbon emissions," said Toyota President Akio Toyoda. "The hydrogen engine is one of them."
Hydrogen engines burn hydrogen instead of gasoline. The mechanism is similar to that of gasoline engines, allowing the automaker to divert most of the components.
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