Toyota has unveiled a hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle called the Mirai, which means “future” in Japanese.
Rather than using batteries, the Mirai uses a hydrogen fuel cell to generate electricity. The car is powered by an electric engine of 113 KW and has a maximum speed of 110 mph. The Mirai has a recharging time of three minutes, and it emits no carbon dioxide pollutants as it’s being driven.
Hydrogen power is seen as the ultimate clean fuel. Vehicles, like the Mirai, emit no exhaust, and fossil fuels are used in the production of hydrogen to pressurize it.
The Mirai will be available in Japan this December as well as in the U.S. and Europe in 2015. As hydrogen stations expand, Toyota hopes to boost production and sales.
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