02 Nov The Green Road – The Toyota Mirai
Everyone is talking about alternative fuels and for twenty years, Toyota has been working on their vision for alternative fuels. The Toyota Mirai is a fuel cell electric vehicle that is powered by hydrogen and whose only emission is water. When hydrogen is pumped into the vehicle, it travels to carbon-fiber fuel tanks where it is stored. The hydrogen travels from the tanks to the fuel cell stack. The vehicle’s front intake grilles deliver air to the fuel cell stack. The hydrogen and oxygen from the air go through a chemical reaction to create electricity which is sent to the motor when you put your foot on the gas pedal. The by-product of creating the electricity is water which exits out of the tailpipe. Mirai is Japanese for “future” and the future is now with this hydrogen powered vehicle.