Meet Toyota's Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle- Mirai
"The reason it's the car of the future, is because it's just like the car of today." James May on Hydrogen
The Mirai is a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) which features an approximately 5 minute hydrogen fueling time, 151hp, and up to 500kms of driving range!
Powered by hydrogen, the Toyota Mirai enables you to enjoy silent, responsive, long-distance, zero CO2 emissions driving - while only emitting water from the tailpipe.
FCEVs are just as safe as gas or hybrid vehicles as they passed rigorous government testing. Mirai's senors will shut off its system when a leak is detected.
The luxuriously equipped Mirai is a fantastic option for those who are forward-thinking and committed to reducing their carbon footprint.
You can finance or lease a new Mirai from 0%.
The time is now! The Mirai is fueled by the most abundant element in the universe - Hydrogen. The only thing that comes out of its tailpipe is water and it gets its name from the Japanese word for "Future". How fitting.
The fact that the Mirai is hydrogen-powered doesn't mean it's very different from the cars you're accustomed to. You fuel up with hydrogen in the same way you would a gas-powered vehicle. The hydrogen is stored in carbon fiber, high-impact resistant tanks.
A chemical reaction then occurs and combines the hydrogen fuel and oxygen from the atmosphere to generate electricity. No CO2 emissions!
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles Myth-busting:
Fuel Cell Electic Vehicles are dangerous when involved in an accident.
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles like the Mirai have gone through vigorous government testing and crash tests.
Safety is Toyota's foremost priority. Hydrogen is stored in carbon-fiber, high-impact resistant tanks. The hydrogen fuel tanks absorb five times the crash energy of steel and sensors stop the flow of hydrogen in the event of a crash. In case of a leak, hydrogen will quickly dissipate as it is lighter than air and hydrogen-related parts are located outside the cabin to ensure no leaked hydrogen builds up.
Crash mitigation begins with crash prevention, and the equipped Toyota Safety Sense 2.0 is a host of advanced safety features that aims to reduce the likelihood of crashes. It can even get you a 10% ICBC discount.
Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs) are better than Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles.
Both are electric vehicle technologies producing zero emissions but just have different approaches. However, Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles do bring some critical advantages. They have a greater range (up to 500km in the Mirai). They don't have long recharge times, with the Mirai only needing about 5 minutes to fill up.
Battery Electric Vehicles can see dramatic reductions in range in colder weather conditions (up to a 50% reduction) but Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles don't suffer from this problem - the Mirai has a -30C cold start rating.
Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles are expensive to maintain.
There's no need to go in for an oil change in a Fuel Cell EV. Most maintenance for the Mirai is usually system inspections.
What’s more is that regenerative braking captures additional energy, creating even better efficiency while also reducing wear and tear on brake components.