Toyota’s new ‘Mirai’ hydrogen powered car can power a house in an emergency 9 years ago

Toyota’s new ‘Mirai’ hydrogen powered car can power a house in an emergency

You will probably hear a lot about Toyota’s Mirai in the not too distant future, so here’s a look at what all the fuss is about.

Toyota redefined efficient motoring with the Prius back in 1997 and now, 14-years later, the Japanese company is hoping to do the same again with their new ‘Mirai’.

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Using hydrogen as fuel to generate electricity along with Toyota’s already existing hybrid technology, Toyota claims the Mirai will achieve unrivalled economical performance.

In a statement released today, Toyota says their Toyota Fuel Cell System (TFCS) is more energy efficient than internal combustion engines and emits no CO2 or pollutants when driven.

They go on to say drivers can also expect the same level of convenience as offered by petrol engine vehicles, with a hydrogen refuelling time of about three minutes.

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In the video below, Toyota president and CEO Akio Toyoda explains that the car can produce enough energy to power a house in case of emergency. Now that’s pretty special.

Whether or not the Mirai will see the same success as the Prius remains to be seen, but it’s sure as hell going to be an interesting few years for the motors industry.

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