Toyota uses hydrogen as power source for Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours race

Written by Kfir Kedem – May 25, 2021

Reviewed by Asaf Kedem

It seems that almost every time that Toyota catches our attention, it has to do with the company’s development of hydrogen-powered vehicles. Toyota further solidified its stance on the matter during the Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours race that was held on Saturday and Sunday with a hydrogen-powered Toyota Corolla.

The Corolla competed in the ST-Q class which allows manufacturers to race non-homologated special racing vehicles. It was equipped with a three-cylinder turbocharged combustion engine that ran on compressed hydrogen. During the 24 hours, Toyota averaged 7 minutes per lap with an average speed of 67.963 km/h.

Auto Trendy’s take:

Toyota has been leading hydrogen vehicle innovation for years and has indicated several times – including during the Fuji Super TEC 24 Hours – that hydrogen is the way of the future. Even when using compressed hydrogen with a combustion engine, there are still carbon neutral emissions. The only byproduct of such an engine is water vapor. Toyota has shown once again how serious it is about hydrogen as the optimum power source for automotive purposes.