Hydrogen cars enter the Australian market, emitting only water and purifying the air as they drive.

The Toyota Mirai sedan and Hyundai Nexo SUV are currently available for purchase (by special order) in Australia as hydrogen-powered automobiles.

These zero-emission vehicles actually filter pollutants out of the air while they are driven, and the only thing that comes out of the tailpipe is water.
With the exception of Tesla, they all have longer drive ranges than any other conventional electric car on the market. The maximum range of the Mirai is 403 miles, the Model S is 405 miles, and the Nexo is 413 miles.

Furthermore, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle can be fully “recharged,” or refuelled, in five minutes as opposed to an electric vehicle needing several hours to charge.

Hydrogen-powered vehicles do not require bulky batteries to store energy, in contrast to conventional electric vehicles. Rather, while the vehicle is moving, they draw in oxygen from the surrounding air and combine it with the hydrogen that is stored in their tanks to create a continuous flow of electricity. We refer to this procedure as electrolysis.

By 2025, the company wants to have hydrogen semi trucks available in Australia.

According to Clean Technica, hydrogen fuel cells aren’t appropriate for use in passenger cars, but they might be the best option for certain industrial processes and/or difficult-to-electrify transportation sectors like aviation and ocean shipping.

Hydrogen fuel cells are “mind-bogglingly stupid,” according to Elon Musk, and “the most dumb thing I could possibly imagine for energy storage.”

He posted a chart on Twitter that demonstrated the three times greater efficiency of battery-powered electric vehicles over hydrogen vehicles in producing horsepower from renewable electricity.

Comparably, the CEO of Volkswagen referred to hydrogen-powered vehicles as nonsensical. According to him, travelling the same distance in a hydrogen car costs three to four times as much since it needs energy from three or four times as many windmills as an electric vehicle does.

Under the name EV Technologies, a group of Australians have banded together to assist in the quick delivery of these hydrogen-powered vehicles to Australia. To further cut emissions, Hyundai and Toyota are collaborating on the development of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered sedan, the Mirai. Given that both businesses are at the forefront of the movement towards cleaner energy production, it seems likely that this technology will become more widely used soon, completely changing the way that cars are powered in Australia and around the world.

You’re out of luck if you don’t live close to one of Australia’s four hydrogen refuelling stations, as of right now. However, Hyundai is working with a well-known petrol station in the nation to install hydrogen pumps in addition to conventional fuel pumps.

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