The world’s car companies are all reaching for the same holy grail: a good-running, zero-emissions vehicle that has long driving range. And is affordable. And can be refueled quickly.
Toyota’s latest entry is an electric-motor vehicle that boasts a range of 312 miles and can be refueled in three to five minutes.
The catch: It’s the Mirai, Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. And it costs more than $50,000.
The Mirai is powered by an electric motor, but unlike the plug-in Tesla Model S, Nissan Leaf or Chevy Bolt, the Mirai’s energy is stored not in a battery but in a tank of hydrogen.