Why Toyota Is Giving Away Their Patents for Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicles

Hydrogen could be an amazing alternative fuel source in the future. Why? It's all in the science.

Unlike oil, which we have a finite amount of, hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe, made of one proton and one electron. It's found in almost everything, from water, to grass, to cow manure.

It's also a powerful energy source, and produces only water when burned.

Toyota is hoping to lead the way to an emission-free future by putting hundreds of their hydrogen fuel cell vehicles (FCV) -- the 2016 Toyota Mirai -- on the road this year.



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How to Destroy Your Toyota Beyond Repair

Toyota trucks are alleged to be completely indestructible. No vehicle, however, can truly be indestructible.

Hoping to throw it in Toyota's face, the show Top Gear got ahold of a used Toyota truck and began to test its "indestructability" using whatever means necessary.

The Top Gear team is creative in their approach. When basic methods, like crashing it, fail to do anything but dent the body work, they throw it into the ocean.

Salt water and car batteries don't mix.

But somehow, once all the lines and parts were unclogged of sand, and a little WD-40 was applied…

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Is The Toyota Prius a Paragon of Reliability?

You love saving money. We can say that with some assurance, because if we're honest, everyone loves saving money.

You've been eyeballing the Toyota Prius for a while now. You figure you'll save plenty of money on gas over the life of the car... assuming the life of the car is a long time.

Toyota visits one of its favorite UK customers, to see how his Toyota Prius is treating him 11 years later.

Bob Old has put 435,000 miles on his Toyota Prius over the past 11 years. Even for the age of the car…

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Is Tire Tread More Useful in the Rain?

Did you know that tire tread is largely unnecessary on a dry road?

The friction where rubber meets road comes from the tiny imperfections of the rubber against the pavement. In dry conditions, tread actually reduces that friction by reducing the surface area of rubber in contact with the road.

When it rains, however, the difference tread makes is dramatic.

Toyota found that when braking at 60mph on a wet road, a car with 2/32 inch tread depth took almost 10 times longer to stop than a car with 10/32 inch tread.

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