• Toyota Motor Corporation is introduced a hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric car.
• It is currently testing ‘Mirai’, an all-electric car that draws power from hydrogen fuel cells, on Indian roads.
Toyota testing hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric car in India
Toyota Kirloskar Motor Pvt Ltd (TKML), the Indian subsidiary of Japan’s Toyota Motor Corporation is introduced a hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric car. The company is already selling the fuel cell-powered cars in various countries. Now it is currently testing ‘Mirai’, an all-electric car that draws power from hydrogen fuel cells, on Indian roads.
They have powertrains available for all the variants including plug-in hybrid, electric vehicle and fuel cell vehicles. The company has commercially launched many of its electric, hybrid, plug-in hybrid and hydrogen fuel cell-powered cars in its home market in Japan as well as in America and the UAE.
Specifications of Toyota fuel cell-powered electric car
Toyota Mirai Performance
- Top speed of 178 kmph
- Acceleration of 0-100 km in just 9.6 seconds
- A maximum range of 550KM
Electric Motor specs
- Maximum power output 113kW
- Maximum torque 335 Nm
Hydrogen fuel cell volume power density 3.1kW/l.
Two hydrogen fuel tanks with a capacity of 182 liters.
“The level of electrification in India will be slow. Even the government has said so. We will work very closely with the government, which needs to be technology agnostic in their approach. Our plan is to strengthen our hybrid car offerings. The taxation on such cars needs to be lower. For us, the path to electrification is through hybrid,” the Deputy Managing Director N Raja, said.
Mirai utilizes hydrogen as fuel, which is lighter than air. When hydrogen is used in a fuel cell, it acts as highly efficient and leaves no carbon emissions behind. Toyota engineers spent decades on developing Mirai’s fuel cell powertrain technology. Mirai operates like a regular passenger car which creates zero emissions.
Toyota has the key and prominent electrification technologies that enable it to develop and introduce various types of electrified vehicles, such as HEVs, BEVs, and FCEVs. It has provided and will continue to provide optimal electrified vehicles in each country based on societal circumstances, regulations, road conditions, and environmental infrastructure.
Source: Deccan Herald
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