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2021 Toyota Marai becomes world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicle

Posted at 10:42 AM, Feb 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-01 12:07:54-05

With the new Biden Administration comes a renewed concern and interest in protecting the environment. The automakers have ramped up their efforts to research, design, and manufacture vehicles that meet this challenge: a new luxury car that emits nothing more than water.

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the vehicles we drive are the largest contributors to global warming. Toyota is at the forefront of the alternative fuel and electric car industry with new vehicles like the 2021 Toyota Mirai.

The Mirai not only has amazing styling and design, incredible handling and performance, but there is a future for hydrogen and it will only continue to grow.

The Mirai is the world's first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell passenger vehicle available for purchase that combines hydrogen from the tanks with oxygen from the air to form water that goes out the tailpipe. The byproduct of that reaction is electricity which drives the vehicle.

A standard vehicle needs to charge up to 12 hours at a charging station or at home, and it can travel about 250 miles or more on one charge. The Mirai fills up in approximately five minutes and has up to 402-mile estimated driving range on a full tank.

The Mirai is the lowest cost zero-emission vehicle that offers an EPA estimated 400-mile range. It's part of Toyota's commitment to significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 2050. The Marai is currently available in Hawaii and California.

Energy industry experts see hydrogen power as a reliable source to fuel transportation now across the country and the world.

The hydrogen producers along with the auto and truck manufacturers have their eyes set on a national expansion starting with the western states moving eastward. For more on how hydrogen fuel cell is an energy transportation solution, log onto