The metropolis of Carmel, Ind., has vans for plowing snow, salting streets, and carrying landscaping products. But a single cherry-red pickup can do something no other automobile can: create its have hydrogen.
A 45-kilogram metal box sits in the mattress of the do the job truck. When a driver starts the motor, the system routinely starts concocting the colorless, odorless gasoline, which feeds into the engine’s ingestion manifold. This stops the truck from guzzling gasoline right until the hydrogen supply runs out. The pickup has no gasoline-cell module, a normal ingredient in most hydrogen automobiles. No large-force storage tanks or refueling pumps are needed, either.