Serial hydrogen Toyota Mirai went on sale

December 21, 2014 at 3:54 pm

The Japanese automaker plans to the end of the year to invest in the production of the more than $ 160 million and the release of 700 vehicles with fuel cells. 400 vehicles are intended for the Japanese market, 200 pieces – for the US, and the rest – for Europe. In 2016, the number of such vehicles could rise to 2.1 thousand cars. In addition, Japanese automakers expect to significantly increase production of cars with hydrogen fuel cells in the next five years. In particular for the Summer Olympics in 2020, which will be held in Tokyo, the company plans to produce up to 50 000 units per year. By 2030, every tenth car in Japan will run on hydrogen.

Serial hydrogen Toyota Mirai image

Serial hydrogen Toyota Mirai pics

According to the Nikkei, at the moment the cost of a cubic meter of hydrogen in the retail market cost almost 150 yen (about $ 1.3). The real consumption of hydrogen novelty is about 4.7 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers and the cost of such a trip is approximately equal to a similar journey to gasoline cars with the same flow rate.

Serial hydrogen Toyota Mirai pics

Serial hydrogen Toyota Mirai picture

Toyota Mirai produces no harmful emissions into the atmosphere; the result of the power plant is clean water. Unlike conventional electric cars, charging which requires a long time, even in the case of high-power battery systems, Mirai dressed in just for 5 minutes, and one tank is sufficient for a 480-kilometer trip. The company provides an 8-year warranty on electric motors and fuel cells.

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