09/25/2015

Will Hydrogen Fuel Cell and Electric Cars Drive Us Into the Future?

17:15 minutes

The 2016 Toyota Mirai sedan. Photo by Toyota
The 2016 Toyota Mirai sedan. Photo by Toyota

The Mirai—Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell car—will take to the roads starting next month. How do hydrogen fuel cells stack up against plug-in electric cars? Craig Scott, National Manager for Advanced Technologies for Toyota, and Levi Tillemann, author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future, dig under the hoods of this fleet of alternative fuel vehicles.

Segment Guests

Levi Tilleman

Levi Tilleman is a fellow at the New America Foundation and author of The Great Race: The Global Quest for the Car of the Future (Simon & Schuster, 2015).

Craig Scott

Craig Scott is National Manager for Advanced Technologies at Toyota Motor Sales, based in Torrance, California.

Meet the Producer

About Alexa Lim

Alexa Lim is a producer for Science Friday. Her favorite stories involve space, sound, and strange animal discoveries.