You would think from the constant cheerleading in the mainstream media that the only future for cars is battery powered. But in fact, the first hydrogen powered cars – and scooters – were being tested two decades ago. Aprilia had a prototype hydrogen scooter back in 2002. True story. Google it. Honda opened the first public hydrogen refuelling station back in 2011, but nobody cared. The future was – and is, as far as most politicians and activists are concerned – pure electric.
However Toyota and Eneos disagree. You see, they are building a future where existing buses, delivery vans and HGV vehicles can be converted to run on hydrogen. Plus battery pack cars can also use a hydrogen fuel cell to generate electrical power. So you wouldn’t have to wait for 3-5 hours at a charging point, just add hydrogen in minutes and drive away from a forecourt. That would also mean people living in terraced houses or apartments – unable to trail cables to their cars – could keep driving, rather than give up their cars. Although that would upset the WEF a great deal.
Here’s the word from Toyota’s hydrogen division which is called Woven Planet;
ENEOS Corporation (ENEOS) and Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) have signed a joint agreement to explore CO2-free hydrogen production and usage at Woven City, the prototype city of the future that Toyota has started to develop in Susono City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. Together with Toyota’s subsidiary Woven Planet Holdings, Inc. (Woven Planet), they will accelerate efforts by managing technical logistics.
As described in the Basic Agreement signed in 2021, ENEOS and Toyota have decided to commence construction and operation of a hydrogen refueling station in close proximity to Woven City to produce and supply CO2-free hydrogen to Woven City and Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) (Item 1 and 2 set forth below). Together, they will also research and design an efficient hydrogen supply and demand management system (Item 3 described below). The ENEOS hydrogen refueling station is scheduled to begin operations before the opening of Woven City in 2024-2025.
Items to be considered at the time of the Basic Agreement;
1) ENEOS to establish and operate a hydrogen refueling station in close proximity to Woven City
2) ENEOS to produce “green hydrogen,” hydrogen derived from renewable energy, by electrolyzers at the aforementioned station and supply it to Woven City to be used at a stationary fuel cell generator that will be installed within Woven City by Toyota
3) Promote the use of hydrogen-powered fuel cell mobility for logistics in and nearby Woven City. Validate a base unit of hydrogen demand for those mobility logistics as well as build a supply and demand management system
4) Conduct joint advanced research on hydrogen supply at the demonstration hub to be established within Woven City