Toyota demonstrates fuel-cell car safety by shooting at hydrogen tank
The safety and practicality of using hydrogen powered cars has long been questioned, given the fact that carrying hydrogen in the boot of a car isn’t particularly the safest means to power up journeys. As a reassurance to the automotive industry and to potential buyers, automobile manufacturing colossus Toyota recently shot bullets at the fuel tanks of a fuel-cell prototype. While small caliber gun bullets simply bounced off the carbon-fiber tanks, .50 caliber bullets barely caused dents!
Now it isn’t bullets a bunch of skeptics out there are worried about. A crash could cause quite a lot of damage to a fuel tank of a hydrogen-powered car, resulting in collateral damage too. For now, these carbon fiber tanks seem reassuring enough though and Toyota has been cheekily showing off its FCV fuel-cell concept vehicle with a 300-mile range at car shows around the world off-late.
[Via – Autoblog]