What's the difference between hydrogen and electric cars?

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A Battery-Electric vehicle is powered by electricity stored in a battery which needs recharging when it runs low. Whereas a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric vehicle like the Toyota Mirai produces its own electricity through a chemical reaction in its fuel cell stack.

Refuelled with hydrogen from a pump in less than five minutes, much like a conventional petrol vehicle, the Mirai offers impressive performance, convenient long-distance motoring and its only emission is water.

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