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.

Toyota Promotes Hydrogen Power with FCV Rally Car

FCV Rally Car

A rally car is usually associated with pure power—unless you’re Toyota. The Japanese carmaker has decided to take the idea of a rally car’s power and make it greener than ever by using a brand-new Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV) as its newest entry in the rally segment.

While Toyota’s FCV rally car is not in production just yet, its prototype has been named the “zero car” during the Shinshiro Rally, which is the final race of the Japanese Rally Championship. For those of you unfamiliar with racing, a zero car is the car that sets the race pace and alerts officials to any safety precautions during the race. Even though the FCV is about six months away from production, the fact that its hydrogen-powered prototype is ready to keep up with the traditionally-powered rally cars shows that the model needs the bare minimum of work before it hits the tracks as a competitor.

Japan will be the first to receive the production FCV rally car next April, while the United States and European markets will have to wait until next summer for them to arrive. If you are looking for the perfect fuel-efficient car, though, make sure you stop in to Dick Dyer Toyota today and check out the most fuel-efficient lineup in the industry!