Taking a step further into the future of automobiles, Toyota has made an announcement about their new fuel cell sedan that will be called Mirai. Akio Toyoda, President of Toyota mentioned about their new fuel cell vehicle on the web video. This certainly hints the fact that many automakers are now looking for alternative vehicle technology and fuel cell vehicle is the way they want to go. The video revealed that the name Mirai in Japanese means future and Toyota claims that this will be a groundbreaking vehicle that will travel up to 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen; it can refuel in less than five minutes and emit only water vapor.
Toyota’s North American CEO Jim Lentz also said that they are focusing on fuel cell infrastructure investment and that their car won’t become a reality unless there are hydrogen stations to support it. For this they are focusing on five northeastern states in the United States that will be used for the initial response. Mirai will hit the United States market in 2016 and Toyota will collaborate with Air Liquide to come up with a network of 12 state of the art hydrogen stations that will target New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island.