Text: Martin Aguilar / Photos: Toyota | posted July 01, 2015 11:32
Toyota Mirai goes the distance
Toyota has announced that the Mirai gets an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 502km on a single tank of hydrogen.
This news was confirmed by Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz during the Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colorado. Lentz added that the Mirai is the only zero emission electric vehicle that tops the 300 mile (483km) range milestone.
“Toyota realized in the early 90’s that electrification was key to the future of the automobile. The Mirai is now poised to usher in a new era of efficient, hydrogen transportation,” said Lentz.
The Mirai was first revealed as a concept during the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show. It is designed towards Toyota's commitment to environment-friendly vehicles that are based on three basic principles: "embracing diverse energy sources; developing efficient, low-emission vehicles; and driving real and positive environmental change by popularizing these vehicles."
In addition, the Mirai generates power through hydrogen, oxygen and a fuel cell. Toyota claims that it features a performance similar to a gasoline engine vehicle, however, the Mirai emits nothing but water vapor.