Toyota's Highlander SUV covers 550 miles on a single tank of hydrogen

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More misery at the UK petrol pumps today with the government adding another 2p on a gallon of fuel. But things could be looking up for the future, with the news that Toyota has squeezed 550 miles out of a tankful of hydrogen.

The latest version of its fuel-cell-driven Highlander SUV made a 350-mile journey from Japan’s second city, Osaka, to Tokyo without a refuel. In fact, it found that 550 miles was possibly from a full tank of hydrogen, thanks to some changes to an earlier prototype, including a bigger tank and an upgraded power-control system.

And a speed of 50mph was maintained throughout, not to mention full air conditioning. Here’s to the future then.

Toyota website

Via Digital World Tokyo

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