The Hydrogen-Powered Toyota Mirai Dazzles at Journalism Conference

hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai

The future of transportation is here with the hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai.

During a recent gathering of some of the most influential Hispanic journalists in the world, Toyota showcased the future of mobility. Displaying the first commercially-available hydrogen-powered car in the world, the Mirai, Toyota made quite a stir at the 2015 Excellence in Journalism Conference.

So why a conference for journalists? Toyota was asked to put together an automotive display for the conference, showcasing the future of the industry. Visitors to the conference had a chance to see the Mirai up close and personal, as well as a chance to learn about the Mirai’s features from a product specialist.

“As a long-time supporter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, it gives us great pleasure to share with this wonderful group the latest in automotive innovation as we help facilitate discourse on how Latinos are adding their much-needed voices to the journalism landscape in this country,” stated Patricia Salas Pineda, group vice president of Toyota’s Hispanic Business Strategy Group.

The hydrogen-powered Toyota Mirai can be completely refueled in 5 minutes, has an EPA-estimated range of 312 miles, and gets about 67 MPGe. Perhaps best of all, the Mirai only emits water, and in an emergency can power a small house for up to a week.

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Toyota’s Hydrogen Powered Car Ready for 2015 Debut

The Toyota Motor Company has been working towards the reality of a hydrogen powered car, once just a dream in our best science fiction novels and movies, for over twenty years now. But 2015 will be the year that dream actually does become reality, as the Toyota Mirai is set to hit the market in California sometime this year. In fact, it will start in the Golden State, then move across the nation quickly as well.

At first glance, Toyota’s hydrogen powered car might seem like nothing more than a midsize sedan with futuristic design, but look again—it’s much more than what first meets the eye. The Mirai, which means “future” in Japanese, will use a tweaked version of the Hybrid Synergy Drive to power the vehicle. That unique powertrain gives the sedan the same range as a gas-powered car. Plus, you can recharge the hydrogen fuel cell in just five minutes.

There’s no more renewable resource than hydrogen, the most abundant element in the world, and so it’s the perfect thing to power the world’s newest and best EV. The Mirai will go about 300 miles on a single charge and get 153 horsepower. Come see us here at Dick Dyer Toyota to learn more about the Mirai and how Toyota is turning the future to the present today.