You don’t have to worry about fuel, all its power comes exclusively from hydrogen. Although the Hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai 2019 isn’t available anywhere close to Nigeria yet, we can at least anticipate its arrival.
1. Toyota Mirai 2019 – the car of Future: The Japanese marque picked the name Mirai, with respect to what they project to be the future of motoring. In Japanese, “Mirai” means “Future,” – the 2019 Toyota Mirai is nothing short of that. It runs exclusively on hydrogen and its only emissions are water. We’d establish how that works in the next heading.
At the moment, you can only purchase the Mirai where the infrastructure for hydrogen fueling exists. This can be found in California, where it’s also being leased. Its range is around 300 miles and refueling takes approximately five minutes. This is considered to be a downside. Hydrogen fueling infrastructure is limited, and so the rest of the world will just have to wait.
To buy a 2019 Toyota Mirai, you have to order one from California
Toyota is offering a respectable warranty deal on the Mirai: Fuel is included for the first three years of ownership (worth $15,000), the powertrain has an eight-year or 100,000-mile warranty, which covers key fuel cell vehicle components. You can check out the full warranty package here.
2. How does Hydrogen work in a Toyota Mirai?: According to Toyota, here’s how a Toyota Mirai is powered:
When you pump hydrogen into the vehicle, the hydrogen gas travels to carbon-fiber-reinforced fuel tanks where it’s stored.
The fuel cell electric vehicle front intake grilles deliver the outside air to the fuel cell stack.
Hydrogen travels from the tanks to the fuel cell stack. There, it goes through a chemical reaction involving the oxygen in the air, creating electricity to power the vehicle.
When you put your foot on the accelerator, electricity from the fuel cell stack is sent to the motor.
In the end, the only by-product of creating electricity with hydrogen and oxygen in the Mirai’s fuel cell stack is water, which exits out of the tailpipe.
Water is the only tailpipe emission created by the fuel-cell system.