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Around the world, efforts are being made to harness the power of hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe. Recognizing hydrogen’s vast potential as a clean energy source, Toyota is actively developing and producing fuel cell vehicles (FCV). We believe hydrogen can help us contribute to the next 100 years of the automobile. Toyota’s efforts to make sustainable mobility a reality with hydrogen started in 1992, even before the release of the Prius. In 2002, Toyota began limited sales of a fuel cell vehicle, the Toyota FCHV. In Japan and the U.S. Toyota has also made use of its hybrid vehicle technology in the development of fuel cell vehicles.
Mirai – the turning point
Over the years, Mirai prototypes have undergone millions of miles of road and track evaluation, rigorous in-house crash testing and more than 10,000 miles of extreme climate testing, helping ensure the same world-class safety you’ll find in any Toyota vehicle.
The Mirai features the Toyota Fuel Cell System, which combines fuel cell technology with hybrid technology. The system is more energy efficient than internal combustion engines, and offers excellent environmental performance without emitting CO2 or other harmful substances during driving. At the same time, the system gives vehicles convenience on a par with conventional gasoline engine vehicles, thanks to a cruising range of roughly 650 km (400 mi) and a refueling time of about three minutes.