In an effort to concentrate on various zero-emission solutions, Toyota has unveiled the Corolla Cross Hydrogen Concept. However, the Corolla Cross Hybrid uses hydrogen combustion, as opposed to fuel cells, which turn hydrogen gas into energy for propulsion.
The 1.6L turbocharged inline 3-cylinder combustion engine from the GR Corolla is used in the Corolla Cross Hybrid, however it has been adapted to run on compressed hydrogen rather of gasoline. So, even though it uses a different fuel, it nevertheless follows the same combustion cycle as a gasoline engine: fuel and air enter the cylinder, the mixture is compressed, ignited, and then ejected.
Toyota has used compressed hydrogen as a combustion fuel before, even though this is the first time the firm has used it for road automobiles. The Super Taikyu endurance racing series in Japan already uses a Toyota engine that burns hydrogen. The Corolla Cross Hydrogen Concept can carry five people and their belongings by utilising the hydrogen tank packing know-how from the Toyota Mirai. The Corolla Cross Hydrogen Concept is now undergoing real-world evaluation in addition to continued digital development, and winter testing of the vehicle is anticipated to start in northern Japan.
While burning hydrogen may not produce as many harmful pollutants as burning gasoline, forgoing electric propulsion necessitates forgoing costly components like lithium and nickel. These factors, according to Toyota, might potentially hasten the adoption of zero-emission vehicles.
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