The demand for hydrogen sedan exceeded expectations

January 18, 2015 at 11:25 pm

Toyota has received fifteen hundred orders for hydrogen sedan Mirai. In this case in the end of 2015 the Japanese automaker is going to realize only 400 of these machines.
The company noted that most of the orders came from Tokyo and Kanagawa prefectures, Aichi and Fukuoka. 60 percent of the applications filed by government agencies and only 40 percent – individuals. In connection with a boom “Toyota” has increased the waiting time machines, but how is unknown.
Mirai sedan became the first hydrogen model Toyota. The name translates from Japanese as “the future.” Mirai sale in Japan began in mid-December 2014.

Toyota Mirai pics

Toyota Mirai picture

Model 153 is equipped with strong propulsion, which receives energy by a chemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen. From zero to 96 kilometers per hour sedan accelerates in nine seconds. The maximum cruising range of 480 kilometers and full hydrogen refueling will take about five minutes.

Toyota Mirai pics

Toyota Mirai picture

In the US Toyota Mirai worth 57 thousand 500 dollars, and in Japan – 7.24 million yen (61 thousand 500 dollars).

In this case, the previously recognized in the US model does not meet the requirements for vehicle safety. “Toyota” was not able to bring Mirai in accordance with paragraph 305, according to which all the elements of an electric power plant must be protected from the collision and the system should automatically switch off the power supply in the event of an accident. In this regard, the Japanese government asked the US to allow the hydrogen sedan does not comply with these requirements.

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