The town of Carmel, Ind., has vehicles for plowing snow, salting streets, and carrying landscaping gear. But a person cherry-crimson pickup can do a little something no other car can: develop its have hydrogen.
A 45-kilogram metal box sits in the bed of the do the job truck. When a driver commences the engine, the device routinely starts concocting the colorless, odorless fuel, which feeds into the engine’s intake manifold. This stops the truck from guzzling gasoline until finally the hydrogen supply operates out. The pickup has no gas-cell module, a typical component in most hydrogen autos. No significant-strain storage tanks or refueling pumps are desired, either.