The future of the automotive world is always being discussed. No one is completely sure what innovations will be created in the future, but there are some exciting developments happening right now. Recently hybrids and battery powered vehicles have become more and more prominent in the automotive world, but car companies are still looking for different more environmental ways to fuel cars. That’s why Toyota has been working hard to created the first hydrogen powered car, the Toyota Mirai.
Toyota has been in talks of developing a vehicle completely powered by hydrogen for a while and recently the president of Toyota, Akio Toyoda has announced the name of this fuel cell sedan in a web video. The vehicle is called “Mirai” which means “future” in Japanese. This groundbreaking vehicle can travel up to 483 kilometers (300 miles) on a single tank of hydrogen and emits only water vapor. This will be the most environmentally-friendly car on the market when it comes out. Toyota is a big believer of a future with safer, greener and easier travel which can be seen through vehicles like the 2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid.
This could be a huge start improvement in how cars are fueled and it will be interesting to see if other car companies will follow suit. Toyota is striving to diminish our reliance on oil which is an admirable goal. Toyota predicts that this new hydrogen fuel can come from anywhere, even garbage. Even with this change in fuel dependency, Toyoda says that it will will be a fun car to drive with dynamic handling.
Here at Toyota on the Trail, we can’t wait to see the Toyota Mirai in person. Hopefully it will be be the change the automotive industry needs to become greener and more efficient. We are proud to be associated with a company that is constantly making a difference with different alternative fuel sources. Right now Toyota on the Trail has a variety of hybrids to choose from including the Highlander Hybrid and Camry Hybrid. Check back here often to see when this hydrogen powered car hits the market. See the official announcement video below.