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Toyota's New Mirai Could Run on a Single Cow's Poop for a Year

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posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 01:32 AM
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I think the title is click bait but still it is an interesting story on Toyota's plans for their hydrogen powered vehicle.


Toyota has revealed its second-generation Mirai, a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle coming in 2021, at the Tokyo auto show.

Toyota's chief technology officer says the Mirai's tech allows it to run on nothing but the the hydrogen sourced from one cow's poop for a year.

The company is currently building its first manure-powered fueling station in California. The Mirai's success depends on reliable fuel-cell infrastructure.

I hope this works as advertised as fuel cell technology seems to be the leader in alternate power supplies for ground transportation.


But the new space will allow for Toyota to increase the Mirai's already impressive fuel mileage. The new Mirai is targeted to be able to drive around 400 miles on a single full charge.


news.yahoo.com...




posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 01:48 AM
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Oh BS!
Sorry, stepped right into that one.

I think that's actually a lot of poop. One years worth.

Yeah. 42, 300 lbs a year ish...damn
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posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 01:59 AM
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posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 02:00 AM
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posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 02:18 AM
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But the new space will allow for Toyota to increase the Mirai's already impressive fuel mileage. The new Mirai is targeted to be able to drive around 400 miles on a single full charge.


That’s great until you have to travel 401 miles.



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 02:25 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

But the new space will allow for Toyota to increase the Mirai's already impressive fuel mileage. The new Mirai is targeted to be able to drive around 400 miles on a single full charge.


That’s great until you have to travel 401 miles.




Cars like this are for city folk.



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 02:46 AM
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originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: Metallicus

But the new space will allow for Toyota to increase the Mirai's already impressive fuel mileage. The new Mirai is targeted to be able to drive around 400 miles on a single full charge.


That’s great until you have to travel 401 miles.




Cars like this are for city folk.


Well, people in the country are the ones with all the cow poop.



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 02:55 AM
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I am curious about the response of this motor. Sure it is not intended for sports, but that is where many inventions come from. See Formula 1 and Ralley.

a reply to: Kromlech
"brand hate" is so juvenile.
The Japanese make amazing cars, sometimes.



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 03:11 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: Metallicus

But the new space will allow for Toyota to increase the Mirai's already impressive fuel mileage. The new Mirai is targeted to be able to drive around 400 miles on a single full charge.


That’s great until you have to travel 401 miles.




Cars like this are for city folk.


Well, people in the country are the ones with all the cow poop.





Nothing a big diesel chugging semi can't fix.



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 04:18 AM
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I used to sell Toyotas back in the 90s.

Wish we had this tech back then...would have made a hilarious sales pitch.

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posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 06:56 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

But the new space will allow for Toyota to increase the Mirai's already impressive fuel mileage. The new Mirai is targeted to be able to drive around 400 miles on a single full charge.


That’s great until you have to travel 401 miles.


Is it not rechargeable?



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 06:58 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: Metallicus

But the new space will allow for Toyota to increase the Mirai's already impressive fuel mileage. The new Mirai is targeted to be able to drive around 400 miles on a single full charge.


That’s great until you have to travel 401 miles.




Cars like this are for city folk.


Well, people in the country are the ones with all the cow poop.


Can your vehicle go more than 400 miles on a single tank of fuel?



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 07:03 AM
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a reply to: Alien Abduct

MyF-150 can. But the gas tank is 30 gallons. If gas goes back to $4.50 a gal, I'll let the wife drive me around.



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 09:20 AM
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originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: Metallicus

But the new space will allow for Toyota to increase the Mirai's already impressive fuel mileage. The new Mirai is targeted to be able to drive around 400 miles on a single full charge.


That’s great until you have to travel 401 miles.




Cars like this are for city folk.


Well, people in the country are the ones with all the cow poop.


Transporting cow poop to cities is what 40 ton diesel trucks are for


I should read before I write - beat me to the irony LOL


originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: Metallicus

originally posted by: hopenotfeariswhatweneed

originally posted by: Metallicus

But the new space will allow for Toyota to increase the Mirai's already impressive fuel mileage. The new Mirai is targeted to be able to drive around 400 miles on a single full charge.


That’s great until you have to travel 401 miles.




Cars like this are for city folk.


Well, people in the country are the ones with all the cow poop.





Nothing a big diesel chugging semi can't fix.

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posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 09:25 AM
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originally posted by: Alien Abduct

originally posted by: Metallicus

But the new space will allow for Toyota to increase the Mirai's already impressive fuel mileage. The new Mirai is targeted to be able to drive around 400 miles on a single full charge.


That’s great until you have to travel 401 miles.


Is it not rechargeable?


That's why its success depends on infrastructure (i.e. filling stations.) There is opportunity for someone to develop that infrastructure for efficient production and distribution.

My hope is that the oil companies will invest heavily in these new sources. They have the capital to do so, and being invested in it will lower their resistance/ suppression of advancements.



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 10:04 AM
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And AOC wanted Cows banned.

Bwhahahaaa!



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 10:47 AM
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Doesn't sound as awesome when you say 10 tons of cow poop a year vs. one cow's poop for a year -- so, at least a full dump truck load for every car.

Reminds me of Tata motors air car...



posted on Oct, 27 2019 @ 11:11 AM
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a reply to: Alien Abduct

I drive a 2006 Hyundai 2wd. I average about 400 to 500 km per tank hwy driving. Electrical vehicles are a great idea but until they have charging stations throughout the country at 5 to 10 km intervals, its impractical unless you never leave your city. Long haul trips would be out of the question for me with an electrical vehicle. Not to mention, the cost of an electrical vehicle is so huge, most people cannot afford to buy one. I'm sure if they spent as much money on research as they do on the military, we would have cars that run on water with O2 being the only byproduct but we all know the oil and gas bigwigs would never let that see the light of day. There's no profit in clean energy.



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