Sustainability Case studies

Toyota opens the door to hydrogen future

01 July 2016 #Sustainability Case studies

In 2015 Toyota launched its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in the UK. Mirai uses the Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS), which combines fuel cell and hybrid technologies and includes Toyota’s new, proprietary fuel cell stack and high-pressure hydrogen tanks.

To spur development of fuel cell technologies Toyota granted the royalty-free use of approximately 5,680 fuel cell related patents it holds globally, including critical technologies developed for the new Mirai.

The list includes approximately 1,970 patents related to fuel cell stacks, 290 associated with high-pressure hydrogen tanks, 3,350 related to fuel cell system software control and 70 patents related to hydrogen production and supply.