If only hydrogen filling stations were as plentiful as their gasoline counterparts, then everyone could know the joy of driving Toyota’s 4-passenger 2017 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle (FCV). The Mirai is actually an electric car powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which operates by converting hydrogen and oxygen into electricity with its only emission being water vapor. Toyota claims the 2017 Mirai can travel up to 300 miles before refueling, making it about as mainstream as a 21st-century electric car can be. Others have been here before, namely Honda’s FCX Clarity and Hyundai’s Tucson FCV, but Toyota is the first to really push the idea of putting a Mirai in every driveway, providing that driveway is within 300 miles of a hydrogen fueling station.
2016 Toyota Mirai is an all-new 4-passenger car with an electric motor system similar to that of the
Toyota Priushybrid. Unlike the Prius, the Mirai doesn't use gasoline. Its fuel is hydrogen, currently exceedingly rare, but expected to become available at a growing number of stations across the United States.