Toyota interviews Emilio Nieto on the second episode of the Rumbo Zero podcast



  • Emilio Nieto, Director of the Spanish National Hydrogen Centre (CNH2) is the main character of the second episode of the season, which is already available on the Toyota Spain website, on the YouTube channel and on the main video and audio platforms.
  • Javier Hernández, journalist and former paralympic swimmer, along with Emilio Nieto, debates about the future of hydrogen and its potential as an energy carrier.
  • Emilio provides key information and dissipates common misconceptions about green hydrogen.

This second episode of the new season of Rumbo Zero, the Toyota podcast, is now available on the Toyota Spain website, the Toyota Spain YouTube channel and podcast platforms such as Spotify or Ivoox. The second season started two weeks ago with the first episode, which focused on the world of sports and the Olympic Games, and can be accessed here. It featured Manuel Parga, Marketing and Sustainability Director of the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE).

For this second episode, the main topic discussed is the future of hydrogen as an energy source for mobility in trains or airplanes and in other areas such as industrial or everyday life. And it goes further because it will also explain the importance of Spain as the main European power supplier of green hydrogen in the future. Our country has all the conditions to be one of the largest European producers of green hydrogen, creating thousands of jobs and an economy around hydrogen. In addition, there is a debate on the difference between a hydroline and a hydrogen plant.

Emilio Nieto, General Director of the National Hydrogen Center (CNH2) answers questions about what is the Green Hysland project that aims to make Mallorca the first zero-emissions island thanks to hydrogen.

Recently, Toyota Spain delivered a 2nd generation Toyota Mirai to CNH2, strengthening its clear commitment to hydrogen in the automotive sector. Other companies that also have a 2nd generation Mirai are ARPA and Sumitomo Corporation Spain.

By having a 2nd generation Mirai, the centers and companies with which Toyota Spain promotes the use of hydrogen are working to position this energy as a pillar for decarbonization in the short and medium term, having the latest fuel cell technology in a more efficient vehicle with greater autonomy.

The second episode of the Rumbo Zero podcast can be followed through this link. The remaining three episodes of season 2 of Rumbo Zero will be released on Tuesdays every two weeks and the best way not to miss any of them is to follow the social networks of Toyota Spain.

Toyota bets on Multi-technology

With a wide range of products and services, with more than 20 models, Toyota has framed itself in the global strategy of multi-technology, which encompasses a wide range of hybrid, plug-in hybrid, battery electric and fuel cell electric vehicles. Toyota is always striving to create better and better vehicles and is reinforcing its commitment to carbon neutrality. Sustainability is a very important part of Toyota’s commitment to building a better world, underlined by its Environmental Challenge 2050.

Toyota’s commitment to hydrogen includes, in addition to the second-generation Mirai, its Woven City of the future. It will be a fully connected ecosystem, a completely sustainable city based on solar energy and hydrogen fuel cells.

Toyota Mirai

The new Mirai, launched in spring 2021, takes Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell technology to new horizons and also appeals directly to the emotions of its owners, both because of its design, completely different from the 1st generation, and because it offers a more rewarding and exciting driving experience, all with zero emissions.

Thanks to an extensively redesigned fuel cell system, a highly intelligent configuration and greater aerodynamic efficiency, its range can reach up to 650 km, with no emissions other than water vapor and a refueling time of between 3 and 5 minutes.

Compared to the 1st generation Mirai, the new one has three hydrogen tanks instead of two, which means 22% more capacity (5.6 kg), thus offering a 30% longer range (650 km according to WLTP), is 9% more powerful (134 kW / 180 hp DIN) and has a fuel cell with 12% more power (128 kW), while its battery is lithium-ion and has an energy density 27% higher (CC 310.8 V). Toyota Spain will soon launch the renewed range of Toyota Mirai 2024.

Spanish National Hydrogen Center

The Spanish National Hydrogen Center (CNH2) is a national Research, investigation and innovation Center, created in 2007 as a Public Consortium between the Ministry of Education and Science (currently Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities) and the Regional Government of Castilla-La Mancha. The CNH2 is oriented to promote scientific and technological research in all aspects related to hydrogen and fuel cell technologies throughout the value chain, at the service of the entire scientific, technological and business community, both nationally and internationally.

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