Future car 2016 Toyota Mirai will keep enthusiasts on tenterhooks

2015-03-23 11:48:21
Future car 2016 Toyota Mirai will keep enthusiasts on tenterhooks
Future car 2016 Toyota Mirai will keep enthusiasts on tenterhooks

The 2016 Toyota Mirai is a future blueprint for the automaker as the first Hydrogen gas fuel-cell run vehicle that will appear first in the US. The Japanese company is quirky in its overall appearance just like its power units, with large edge intakes to replenish a sundry of radiators, powertrain electronics and compressors. With its distinct mill, the car achieves a commendable acceleration rate, handling and performance while its cabin is a rich sea of recherché. In every respect, the Mirai is an exotic make, with a wide array of aspects that are diametrical to the quintessential car. 


On the exterior, the hood is more pronounced above frontal fenders, is black-painted and the roof seems to be above the windows. Inside, there are tripartite screens, seats are comfy and it is fit for four adult occupants. However, its centerpiece is its on-road manners, powered by a 153-horsepower fuel cell beneath front seats which spews power to the electric motor that drives frontal wheels. Energy may also be sourced from a 1.6-kilowatt/hour Lithium-ion battery package that buffers power for optimum performance of the gas engine. However, its fuel efficiency in tandem with miles per gallon matches that of electric cars. Twin hydrogen fuel cisterns are ensconced crosswise between back wheels beneath the cargo deck and below the rear-seat, composed of up to 5 kg compressed hydrogen to 10,000 psi.

From naught, it is catapulted to slightly 30 mph, however, performance declines, its power is highly limited s the 150-hp is too low for the humongous chassis weighing above 4,000 lbs. Handling for the Mirai is excellent but suffers twisty landscapes ways. While on operation, the cabin is surprisingly silent. Its battery comes with a standard power-out port in the cargo-compartment. It is compatible to a home power-station that wrings out DC current from the hydrogen motor converting it to AC for future use. Since the only emission is water vapor, it can be left in an auto-shed powering the house, unlike traditional gasoline fueled generators.

On the safety side, the hydrogen cisterns are wrapped with armored material different from the substructure and chassis, meant to reflect crush zones. However, it is yet to undergo appraisal under the scales of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for crash ratings, however, this is less likely as the portfolio will be released in low volumes.         

Though it will not be mass-produced, shoppers in the Golden State will be able to access it; the automaker is still undertaking infrastructural craft for the hydrogen power unit. The program to set up as many hydrogen fuel stations are being coordinated by the manufacturer before the car hits the market.

Overall, the car is meant for shoppers who are seeking an eco-friendly engine that is purely green. If you are among this group, this hydrogen powered auto comes in handy as it is backed up with an electric battery eschewing all pollutants and biofuels.    

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