The Toyota Mirai runs on hydrogen and has zero carbon emissions

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Think of a car with no internal combustion engine and so needs no petrol or diesel to power it. You could call it an electric car, but that would be some injustice. More accurately, it is a fuel cell car – the first production fuel cell vehicle. Instead, it runs on a fuel cell.

Meet the Toyota Mirai.

Toyota Mirai

But what is a fuel cell? A fuel cell combines hydrogen and oxygen to generate electricity. The two elements travel separately to the fuel cell where they mix to generate electricity which powers an electric motor. The only by-product of the car is water. No carbon emissions. Just pure water.


The drive is also very silent. I wonder what it is like to drive without a roar when you hit the accelerator pedal. That would certainly be a strange experience

Want to try your hands on one?

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9 comments

  1. I wonder what it is like to drive without a roar when you hit the accelerator pedal. That would certainly be a strange experience

    I am almost sure I would hate the silence. Heck, some car enthusiasts replace their muffler with after_market ones to give their car a more masculine growl. What’s the point of a Ferrari Testarossa without the testosterone_pumping roar?

  2. What of the blind who rely on car sounds to walk on street. This is capable of causing more accidents. On the other hand, wonderful invention. Sure gonna save a lot of money

  3. I thought hydrogen is inherently unstable with a tendency to combust /explode at the slightest provocation,how safe are all these safe cars.

  4. This is going to cost an arm and a leg, what about maintenance or is it going to be maintenance free.

  5. Nice to have a car with a zero carbon footprint; it is going to be a great thing for the environment, Interesting what they are doing with the produced water (probable release it on the street).

  6. maintenance costs would be slightly lower than normal, apart from the engine, all other systems (transmission, alignment, etc) would require maintenance

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