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Fireball Drives the Hydrogen-Powered Toyota MiraI! – FMV569

Saturday, March 18, 2017 6:34
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Fireball drives the HYDROGEN POWERED TOYOYA MIRAI! – FMV569

Toyota delivers the Hydrogen Powered Mirai to the Fireball Pad… Kathie and Mr. Ball head for Coffee, Plants, a Dog & Malibu Coolness.

About the TOYOTA MIRAI HYDROGEN FCV from Wiki… The Toyota Mirai (from mirai (未来?), Japanese for “future”) is a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, one of the first such vehicles to be sold commercially.[6][7] The Mirai was unveiled at the November 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show.[8] Toyota planned to build 700 vehicles for global sales during 2015.[9] Cumulative sales by mid-February 2017 totaled 2,840 Mirais in Japan, the United States, Europe and United Arab Emirates.[10] The top selling markets are Japan with 1,500 units and the U.S. with 1,200.[11]

Under the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) cycle, the 2016 model year Mirai has a total range of 502 km (312 mi) on a full tank, with a combined city/highway fuel economy rating of 66 mpg‑US (3.6 L/100 km; 79 mpg‑imp) equivalent (MPG-equivalent), making the Mirai the most fuel efficient hydrogen fuel cell vehicle rated by the EPA, and the one with the largest range.[5]

Sales in Japan began on 15 December 2014 at a price of ¥6.7 million (~US$57,400) at Toyota Store and Toyopet Store locations. The Japanese government plans to support the commercialization of fuel-cell vehicles with a subsidy of ¥2 million (~US$19,600).[12] Retail sales in the U.S. began in August 2015 at a price of US$57,500 before any government incentives. Deliveries to retail customers began in California in October 2015.[13] Toyota scheduled to release the Mirai in the Northeastern States in the first half of 2016.[9] As of June 2016, the Mirai is available for retail sales in the UK, Denmark, Germany, Belgium, and Norway.[14] Pricing in Germany starts at €60,000 (~US$75,140) plus VAT (€78,540).

The Mirai is based on the Toyota FCV (Fuel Cell Vehicle) concept car, which was unveiled at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show.[16] The unveiled FCV concept was a bright blue sedan shaped like a drop of water “to emphasize that water is the only substance that hydrogen-powered cars emit from their tailpipes.” The FCV has a large grille and other openings to allow cooling air and oxygen intake for use by the fuel cell. According to Toyota, the FCV concept is close in appearance to the expected production version of the car.[17] The FCV size is similar to the Toyota Camry.[18] The FCV range is expected to be approximately 700 km (430 mi) under Japan’s JC08 test cycle.

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    Just for chuckles I looked up locations of hydrogen fueling stations near my home city of Phoenix. None, zip. The closest fuel station is in Riverside CA, 336 miles away. The car has a range of 312 miles on a full “tank”. Hummm. Can’t get from a fueling station to home on a full “tank”, let alone back to a fueling station again to get more. Guess I won’t be buying one soon.

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