Hydrogen fuel cell taxis launched in Dubai

Posted on 28 Jan 2018 and read 318 times
Hydrogen fuel cell taxis launched in DubaiThe Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) of Dubai has launched a pilot programme that is using hydrogen fuel cell taxis based on modified Toyota Mirais.

This follows the recent introduction of all-electric Tesla Model S saloons and Model X SUVs as taxis in Dubai.

The new hydrogen fuel-cell Toyota Mirai taxis can be fully refuelled in a matter of minutes, which is significantly faster than current all-electric vehicles can be recharged.

That said, if an all-electric taxi does not use up a full charge during its working shift, the charging speed is not very important — and there is the possibility of partial charging between ‘fares’.

An alternative solution to the possible problem of long charging times is to add a petrol range extender, as the London Electric Vehicle Co has done to its products.

The new Toyota Mirai can reportedly travel up to 500km on a single tank of hydrogen.

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