Fuel cell powered Toyota Mirai hits the road in Canada
Fuel cell powered Toyota Mirai hits the road in Canada
author Added by FuelCellsWorks, June 03, 2016

Hydrogen electric powered vehicle joins Prius and RAV4 Hybrid for AJAC EcoRun challenge

TORONTO, ON –It’s not a concept – it’s a real car. And it’s on the road in Canada for the first time in June, demonstrating one of the most efficient and clean power sources in the world. The 2016 Toyota Mirai headlines a stellar line-up of fuel efficient vehicles as Toyota puts its best to the test in the 2016 EcoRun – an annual event organized by the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada (AJAC) and taking place June 1-3 between Toronto and Ottawa.

“Toyota has the proven track record for developing and producing real-world vehicles that are cleaner, fuel efficient, fun to drive, and easy to adopt by drivers around the world,” said Cyril Dimitris, Vice-President, Toyota Canada Inc. “We’re always ready to put our technology to the test, so we welcome this opportunity to show Canadians the power and efficiency of the Mirai, plus our popular Prius and RAV4 Hybrid models.”

During the EcoRun, AJAC members will test-drive advanced technology vehicles from Toyota and other makers. The event is designed to inform Canadians about these vehicles and provide accurate data to help make wise purchase decisions.

Highlights of Toyota’s EcoRun entries are as follows:

2016 Toyota Mirai:

The 2016 Toyota Mirai is the future, today: A hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicle available in Japan, parts of Europe, and California*. This model delivers 151 peak horsepower and up to 247 lb-ft of torque, with a range of approximately 480 km and a refilling time of about five minutes. The Mirai’s fuel tank stores hydrogen, which is mixed with air in the fuel cell stack. The resultant chemical reaction produces two things: electricity and water. The electricity powers the vehicle, while the water leaves through the tailpipe – the Mirai’s only emission. Beyond its remarkable power supply, however, the Mirai is very familiar: a stylish, feature-rich, fun-to-drive four-door sedan. The aerodynamic body is highlighted by LED headlamps and daytime running lights, touch sensor front door handles and trunk lid, and 17” alloy wheels. Noise-reducing glass contributes to a quiet, comfortable cabin, featuring eight-way power adjustable front seats, heated seats for everyone, electronic push button start with Smart Key, a heated, power adjustable steering wheel with built-in multifunction controls, a premium audio system with navigation, and more. And as a Toyota, the Mirai also delivers the peace of mind of no-compromise safety, including eight airbags, Toyota Safety System +, a back-up camera, blind spot monitor with rear cross traffic alert, and more.