Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle is ready and the next step is to increase production

Toyota has built its debut hydrogen fuel cell vehicle called Mirai, and it is a full-fledged development. The Prime Minister of Japan, Shinzo Abe has confirmed that the company has handed over the keys to build its first fuel cell vehicle. Since the vehicle is developed and is in motion, the company has announced that the only remaining task is to increase production.

2016 Toyota Mirai

2016 Toyota Mirai

Toyota earlier announced that it plans to limit the production of its hydrogen fuel cell car Mirai, and the planned outcome was 700units. Now the company aims to increase production rate to 2,000 units in the year 2016 and about 3,000 units in 2017. The company first introduced hydrogen fuel cell Mirai on the 15th of December 2014, and the favorable export destinations are certain European nations and UK.

The company has received more than 1,500 orders for the car, and Toyota now plans to adjust supply with demand. The people of Japan are fascinated with Mirai, because of its high-tech nature of development, and the request for it is hence gigantic. It is interesting to learn that Toyota has completed the full scale development of Mirai, its very hydrogen fuel cell venture.

Automobile companies all over the world are developing new theories co-related to hydrogen fuel cell technology. The principle behind the operation of the technique is the fitment of a stack of hydrogen cells that combine with the atmospheric oxygen to form electricity that runs the vehicle. Over the years, many eco-friendly vehicle theories have been developed such as hybrid and electric car technology. The theory of hydrogen fuel cell sounds conventional and practical, and most of us would wonder about why it has not been thought of earlier.

Hydrogen is the lightest element on the planet, and harvesting it is tedious, and the main hurdle is the construction of hydrogen gas stations. It is a task to extract hydrogen gas and store it in gas stations. The system is not as feasible as charging an electric car inserted with lithium ion battery. There may be few hydrogen gas stations, but the popularity of it is still unknown.

Toyota is now certain about the efficient motion of Mirai, and it can zoom through 483km on just a single hydrogen tank, and the refueling process happens in below five minutes. It is a zero emission system and the car emits only water with no harmful gases whatsoever. The potent electric motor churns impressive 152bhp power and it flows to front wheels.

Toyota’s innovative Mirai project is ready, and it will be intriguing to observe how it fares in the initial few months. The company will now increase the production numbers of the vehicle, there are considerable number of electric and hybrid vehicles on the road and the movement of Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will soon gain pace. Few years from now there may be several hydrogen fuel cell vehicles on the road and its presence might be as impactful as conventional vehicles.

This post was written by

Pavan Kumar – who has written posts on Toyota Cars India | New Toyota Car | Latest Toyota cars.
I am into the auto blogs field for quite a long time. Living my passion of reviewing cars.

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