Toyota has announced that it will be testing out its new hydrogen engine in a race car, the engine will be installed in a car that will compete in one of Japan’s hardest motorsports events, the NAPAC Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours Race.
The NAPAC Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours Race take place between the 21st and 23rd of May and it will be interesting to see how the car performs.
The engine, developed as part of Toyota’s progress towards realising a carbon-neutral mobility society, is being used in a Japanese Corolla Sport-based car that will take part in the 2021 Super Taikuyu endurance racing series. Entered by ORC ROOKIE Racing, it will make its debut at the NAPAC Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours Race on 21-23 May.
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) such as the Toyota Mirai, use a fuel cell to produce electricity to power the engine through a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen in the air. By contrast, hydrogen engines generate power through combustion, using fuel supply and injection systems modified from those used in petrol engines. Except for the combustion of minute amounts of engine oil during driving (as is also the case with petrol engines), hydrogen engines emit zero CO2 when driven.
You can find out more details about Toyota’s plans to use a hydrogen engine powered race car at the NAPAC Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours Race at the link below.
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