Jan 11

This is awesome… :) Maybe I should wait for hydrogen electric vehicle. :)  This will surely drive innovation in this space.

LAS VEGAS — Toyota made it clear today at the big Consumer Electronics Show that its fuel-cell technology is the future of automotive transportation.

The car-maker on Monday held a press conference detailing the progress of the new Toyota Mirai, a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that is powered by combining oxygen and hydrogen and will be commercially available later this year.

“We believe that hydrogen electric will be the primary fuel for the next 100 years,” said Bob Carter, a senior VP with Toyota’s US office.

Dr. Michio Kaku talks about Toyota's fuel cell technology. Dr. Michio Kaku talks about Toyota’s fuel cell technology.

Perhaps the most newsworthy announcement came when Toyota said it would make all of its 5,680 patents related to fuel cell technology available, royalty-free, to other companies manufacturing and selling both fuel-cell vehicles and hydrogen refueling stations. The idea is to drive more innovation in this somewhat nascent sector of the automobile industry.

Toyota gives away patents to build ‘game-changing’ car of the future – GeekWire

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