The Toyota Mirai FCV – Toyota’s new hydrogen-powered car – arrives on video revealing more details of the car and details of its performance.
Toyota properly revealed their hydrogen fuel cell car last month, and gave it a name – the Toyota Mirai, appropriately Japanese for The Future – promising a car with all the benefits of an EV but with none of the drawbacks.
So with the Mirai now revealed – and heading for the UK and Europe in 2015 – Toyota are now starting to roll out more information on the Mira, and giving us some details on performance.
Toyota still aren’t being exactly comprehensive with information, but we do learn the Mirai churns out around 152bhp and can get to 60mph in a respectable 9 seconds. Not enough to win any traffic lights Grand Prix, but more than enough to make decent progress.
The range of the Mirai is quoted at around 300 miles and refuelling – just as with an ICE car – is just a matter of sticking the filler in the tank and waiting a few minutes.
We also get a look at the interior (and a driver with a rictus grin on his face), which comes with an innovative AirCon system and a pair of 4.2″ displays.
But really, the message to take away is that owning and driving a hydrogen powered car is much the same as an ICE car, but with all the benefits of an EV and none of the downsides.
Except the lack of a refuelling infrastructure.