The Toyota Mirai: Harnessing the Power of Hydrogen

The Toyota Mirai Harnessing the Power of Hydrogen

As automakers continue to work to come up with more sustainable and innovative vehicles, Toyota stands out because of the Mirai. This vehicle not only stands out with its sleek design, it stands out because it harnesses the power of hydrogen fuel cells. Toyota first unveiled the Mirai in 2014, so if you’re looking for sustainable used cars, you just might want to consider finding one.

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2017 Toyota Mirai: Continuing the Fuel-Cell Charge

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The Toyota Mirai is an impressive fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) that uses electricity to convert hydrogen and oxygen into electricity. This gives you a vehicle that only produces water vapor as its emissions, which makes it a zero emissions vehicle. This is the goal of many vehicles going forward and with the Mirai you have the ability to travel for up to 300 miles before this one needs to be refueled. While the Mirai isn’t the first FCV on the market it’s the one that is working to lead the way and make FCV models more widespread as more hydrogen filling stations are built.

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Honda, Starting Backwards

Toyota Blue Mirai

Fuel cell vehicles have become a new line that is powered by hydrogen to burn cleaner and be more environmentally friendly than gasoline powered vehicles.  Honda has been working with fuel cell vehicles since 2008 and has worked to build many different refueling stations in Japan and in California.  The newest fuel cell vehicle that will arrive in California next spring now has a name and it’s called the Honda Clarity Fuel Cell.  This will be familiar to drivers who have purchase hydrogen powered vehicles before as the first ones put out by Honda were called the FCX and then the FCX Clarity.

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