The electrification of the automobile is currently being discussed everywhere. But what does the future of driving really look like? Toyota has been thinking about this for years and is now bringing the second generation of its fuel cell car called Mirai on the market, which with Hydrogen operated, and thus completely with CO2-neutral production of hydrogen from renewable energies emission-free is. In everyday life, the Mirai hardly differs from a combustion engine, except that it uses hydrogen instead of gasoline. It does not have a combustion engine, but a powerful electric motor. The fuel cell needs hydrogen to produce energy for the electric motor. Thereby only occurs as an emission Steam. Two specially developed tanks outside the interior of the Toyota Mirai store the hydrogen. The fuel cell in the car then converts it into electrical energy, which powers the Mirai.
Discreet tuning parts from Modellista!
Actually not a star of the tuning scene, the new Toyota Mirai can still be optically upgraded with Modellista parts. The result is a subtle and sporty look that almost completely makes you forget the extremely bizarre design of the first Mirai generation. For example, it includes front flaps, larger side skirts and a little decoration on door handles or at the rear. This turns the environmentally conscious vehicle into a visual eye-catcher that not only makes the hearts of eco-friendly people beat faster. Maybe it won't be long in coming until we can admire the first complete conversion with a fat body kit and spoiler on a Mirai, because the Modellista parts are guaranteed to be just the beginning. In our opinion, it would be nice if there was a little more variety in the tuning scene, and the Mirai with its fuel cell drive would be the ideal candidate for this. It is possible that the electric drive is technically outdated again, and the fuel cell with hydrogen is the ideal solution for the mobility of the future !? We are not clairvoyant, but in our opinion hydrogen has very good cards to function as the drive of the future, as it can be produced in a climate-neutral manner, can be refueled like gasoline and diesel, and offers enough power to drive automobiles powerfully and efficiently.
Performance of the Mirai completely sufficient
According to our information, the Toyota Mirai's fuel cell accelerates the almost five-meter-long car to 8 km / h in about 9 - 100 seconds. The maximum speed should be around 180 kilometers per hour, which would make the hydrogen Toyota completely sufficient for normal everyday life. More important than the driving performance, however, is the range of the vehicle, and thanks to the three hydrogen tanks built into the car, this is given as a travel-worthy 700 km. The tanks have space for 6 kilograms of hydrogen, and there are currently around 90 hydrogen filling stations in Germany, 85 of which are accessible around the clock. So it is absolutely necessary to inquire carefully before the journey whether you will find such a gas station on the way so that you do not end up with an empty tank.
Who is the Toyota Mirai for?
We think this vehicle is the ideal toy for eco-pioneers and tech nerds, provided you can afford the Mirai. A base price of 63.900 euros is no small feat when it comes to buying a new car. The Mirai is therefore aimed at a solvent eco-clientele who want to enjoy the future of driving now. It remains to be seen whether Toyota will manage to sell a few vehicles to men or women in Germany and how the used car prices for the Mirai will develop in the end. If we get more information, there is of course an update for this report. You will be informed of this if you simply use ours Feed subscribe to. Have fun watching the pictures and stay true to us!
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Toyota Mirai with Modellista Parts - Tuning for the future?
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