FAQs on Hydrogen Fuel and Hydrogen Tech

December 2nd, 2019 by

If you’ve been paying attention to the latest in Toyota news, you’ve probably seen that the Toyota Mirai is getting an all-new look and it looks amazing, to put it lightly. In fact, it looks so stylish that it may just be what Toyota needs to bring the Mirai into the mainstream and, consequently, hydrogen fuel technology as well. Currently, Toyota has hydrogen based fuel stations located primarily on the west coast of the U.S. (in central California) and one station in Hawaii. With this type of Clermont Toyota fueling technology being so new, the infrastructure has yet to develop. Public opinion around hydrogen use in vehicles has also been mixed and it’s easy to see why.

Our vehicles have been using gasoline as a primary fuel source and switching to an alternate like a battery or hydrogen will leave many questioning the safety and validity of these fueling methods. If you’re one of the many who are uncertain or are curious about hydrogen fuel, Toyota of Clermont is here with a simple FAQ to help you better understand this revolutionary fuel type.

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Common Clermont Toyota Hydrogen Fuel Questions

What Does a Hydrogen Fueling Station Look Like?

With a new fuel type, it makes sense to wonder what the station will look like. Will it be futuristic looking? Will it automatically fuel your vehicle? Unfortunately, it won’t do many of those things. But, a fueling station for hydrogen will look very similar to a gasoline based one. The main terminal will remind users of a gas station one along with the nozzle and payment screens. However, the stations will likely be solitary with maybe one or two additional terminals nearby. There will also be a fuet storage reservoir, a cooling fans, and a large compressor.


How Do You Fuel a Hydrogen Car? 

Just like you would fuel a Clermont Toyota gasoline car, just place the handle to the opening on your hydrogen car and pump the fuel until the sensor stops the flow of gas.


What are the Byproducts of Hydrogen Fuel?

Simple. Hydrogen fuel only emits water as a byproduct when used in cars like the Toyota Mirai.


Is Hydrogen Fuel Expensive?

While hydrogen fuel is in its early stages and it’s not too widely available, it’s slightly more expensive than gasoline. But, as hydrogen becomes more widely available, the cost will likely mirror that of gas or even be less.


What Happens When You Have a Fuel Leak in a Hydrogen Car? 

Many people are fearful of what could happen when a hydrogen fuel tank experiences a leak or a temperature failure. Understandable as pressurized hydrogen (or any gas for that matter) is bound to make people nervous. However, hydrogen fuel tank leaks are imbued with several fail safe measures that make them safer during emergency situations than a gasoline engine. While gasoline is likely to catch fire and lead to the burning of other fluids in the vehicle, hydrogen fuel leaks will likely not catch fire as the gas will quickly dissipate out of the leak site. If ignition were to occur, the gas will flow upward through the leak site and direct the flame in that direction.


We hope that we were able to answer some questions on hydrogen fuel! If you have any more questions or need help shopping for an alternative fuel vehicle, Toyota of Clermont is here to help! Shop online or visit us at 16851 State Road 50 seven days a week!