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What's a fuel cell vehicle?
Fuel cells cause a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen in the air to produce electricity.

Fuel cell vehicles use this fuel cell to cause a chemical reaction between the hydrogen that is in the vehicle's fuel tank with the oxygen in the air. This produces electricity to turn the motor and make the vehicle run.
Emissions* such as CO2 are not produced and only water is emitted, so the fuel cell vehicle is the closest car to the ultimate Eco Car.
* Substances such as carbon monoxide (CO), non-methane hydrocarbons (NMHC), and nitrogen oxides (NOx), which cause air pollution.
Special Info!Why fuel cells?
What we expect from cars of the future:

- They cannot rely only on oil
- They have to have clean emissions
- They need to be fuel efficient (that means being able to save fuel)
Advantages of Fuel Cell Vehicles

- Hydrogen is their fuel
- Their only emission is water (they do not produce CO2 or other pollutants)
- Hydrogen fuel can be changed completely into electricity
Special Info!Why is there so much attention on hydrogen?
Hydrogen can be made from natural gas, oil, and coal. It can also be made by breaking apart water using natural energy (i.e., by generating electricity from sunlight and wind power). Many people expect that it will be the energy of the future!

The Mirai, an environment-friendly fuel cell vehicle
 

The Mirai, an environment-friendly fuel cell vehicle, was launched in December 2014.
It can travel about 650 km on just one full tank of hydrogen.

How the Mirai works:Motor:The motor turns the electricity from the fuel cell stack into energy for the car to move. When the car decelerates, it acts as a generator and creates electricity.:Toyota Fuel Cell Stack:The fuel cell stack creates electricity and water by a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen in the air.:High-Pressure Hydrogen Tank:This tank stores the hydrogen that the car has been filled up with.:Drive Battery:This is a battery that stores electricity made by the fuel cell stack and electricity made by the motor when the car is decelerated.
FCHV-BUS: Fuel Cell Bus
Buses can run on fuel cells too!

It is a large bus, but it runs very quietly, and the only thing it emits is water. It's clean and quiet, and very environment-friendly. This bus is used in Toyota City, in Japan.
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