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New fuel alternative eliminates gas - but it's not what you think

New fuel alternative eliminates gas - but it's not what you think

If you're thinking about buying an all-electric vehicle, you're not alone. More than 116,000 plug-in cars were sold in the United States in 2015 and 375,000 were sold worldwide. We recently told you about a new car that is competing with Tesla in the electric car market.

One reason people are making the move to electric vehicles is the money saved by charging the car rather than filling it up with gasoline. However, there is new technology that could be a better option.

The next wave of vehicles that don't run on gasoline could be hydrogen fuel cell cars. One issue that needs to be solved is hard-to-find hydrogen fuel stations. A Toyota engineer says no one wants to build hydrogen fuel stations because nobody drives hydrogen cars and no one wants to buy a hydrogen car because there are no hydrogen fuel stations.

Toyota believes it may have come up with the solution. The automaker is using human waste to make hydrogen fuel for the Toyota Mirai. They are converting human waste into hydrogen fuel at a water processing plant in Japan.

Next page: Learn how hydrogen is being made from human waste
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