Toyota says exhaust water from Mirai FCV is safer than milk, but don’t drink it!

Article by Christian A., on November 26, 2014

Exhaust water from the new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car is safer than milk, so says the Japanese carmaker. Unlike other vehicles that emit harmful carbon dioxide, the Mirai only emits heat and water as byproducts. Seiji Mizuno, who is in charge of designing the car's fuel stack power generator, disclosed that they tested the health impact of drinking the exhaust water in a special lab.

The result? He said that compared to drinking milk, the exhaust water from the Mirai contains much fewer organic impurities.

Despite the results, Toyota still doesn't recommend drinking the exhaust water since it is created by sucking in oxygen from the surrounding air and bonding it to hydrogen from the fuel tank.

Mizuno that depending on where the Mirai is being driven, some locations in the world might have certain issues -- like organisms like E. coli – that could be hazardous to one’s health.

"You never know what the quality of the air intake is," Mizuno said. Likewise, the chemical process happening inside fuel stack power generator does not include sterilization or distillation. The exhaust water is also slightly acidic, but is less acidic than acid rain and beer.

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Recommended

TOYOTA GAZOO Racing revealed that it will be participating in the 2018 Tokyo Auto Salon with the theme “Meister's Workshop.” The company will showcase models that have been part of...
by - December 16, 2017
Infiniti has commenced sales of the new 2018 Infiniti QX80 full-size luxury sports utility vehicle. Aside from the standard specs and optional features, potential customers would want to know how...
by - December 15, 2017
If there is one thing that Pagani Automobili and Fiat have in common, it is the fact that they are Italian companies that build and assemble vehicles. There is currently...
by - December 15, 2017
It’s Star Wars fever once again, and the second installation of the trilogy sequel -- “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” -- is finally hitting theaters. Avid fans of the franchise...
by - December 15, 2017
Audi Sport is known for creating high performance versions of some Audi vehicles, with a focus on higher levels of sportiness. So far, its high-performance creations are all powered by...
by - December 14, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries