Toyota Australia has taken the wraps off the first local example of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle at an event in Melbourne. The vehicle is the only road-going Mirai in Australia, making stops in Melbourne and Sydney before the 6th World Hydrogen Technologies Convention during October.
Built primarily as a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Toyota Mirai additionally uses a hybrid drivetrain with a battery pack and generator to recoup energy that would otherwise be lost during braking and coasting.
With a range of around 550 kilometres, the hydrogen powered vehicle takes around five minutes to refuel and uses advanced technology to ensure the refuelling process is seamless and safe.
Arguably, the best part about the Mirai is that it emits only water and water vapour, making it yet another option for drivers after a zero emission vehicle.