Created at a 1/10 scale replica of the brand new Mirai, the mini-RC bundles a mini hydrogen fuel cell into the vehicle and featured in a unique test-drive around the Old New Inn Model Village in Bourton-on-the-Water.

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Much like the range with its larger brother, the Mirai, the RC is capable of doubling the driving distance of a conventional battery-powered RC car, much like the larger Mirai that can cover up to 400 miles on a tank of hydrogen.

By showcasing the innovative developments Toyota has been making in the hydrogen fuel cell industry, this new RC will showcase the wonders of hydrogen power on a much smaller scaler.

David Rogers, Toyota spokesperson on alternative fuels, said, “Cars are the tip of the iceberg for Toyota in terms of progress towards a hydrogen society. Hydrogen will play a key role in meeting our future energy needs, bringing zero emission driving for both big cities and small villages.

“It allows us to store renewable energy and transport it easily, so that it can be used on demand to power a variety of industries.

“In Toyota collaborations across Europe you’ll increasingly see trials of fuel cell-powered buses, trains, boats and, who knows, maybe even homes.

“We undertook this challenge to have some fun and show what can be done with fuel cells and we think the results are great!”

Tom Mason, CEO and co-founder of Bramble Energy, said, “Bramble Energy’s innovative PCB fuel cell is highly adaptable and scalable, meaning that we are able to make fuel cells of any shape or size.

“We had to shrink a whole fuel cell system down to the size of an RC car, which gave our engineers a good challenge. Our fuel cell technology is made from the printed circuit board industry which can be turned into any size or shape, so the core fuel cell component was actually not that big a challenge.

“The biggest hurdle was to make all the system components required to run the fuel cell small and compact enough to fit onto the Tamiya TT02 chassis and inside the Mirai RC car shell.”

US DOE, General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power

What does the US Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors, Microsoft and Plug Power have in common? They’re all speaking at H2 View’s North American Virtual Hydrogen Event in October. Will you be joining us on October 19?

North America is in a prime position to lead efforts in decarbonisation, but it still has great distances to travel. The region has been giving chase in a race to green hydrogen dominated by Europe and Asia-Pacific. If policymakers and industry can work together and take the right steps to realise a hydrogen vision, the region is perfectly placed to expand its global energy leadership at scale and speed.

What lessons can be learned from Europe’s policymakers? What are the challenges to be overcome? What are the strengths and opportunities? How can North America go from giving chase to taking a lead in hydrogen? These are all questions our virtual event will address across H2 View’s four pillars of Mobility, Power, Policy and Technology.

Further information on the event, agenda and confirmed speakers can be found here.

To book your virtual delegate pass, click here.