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Toyota makes its first and best electric sedan


Mar 3, 2021

Toyota‘s Mirai I is a test of luxury with hydrogen technology and the likes demonstrating that it is possible for such models to grace a particular state. California has developed 44 hydrogen stations to support the uptake of this electric model. This model might be the best sedan the company has ever produced, considering its authentic features.

The chief engineer of the Toyota branch in the US, Yoshikazu Tanaka, stated that they would design a model that is attractive but has the utilities to support its operations installed in the area where it would be unveiled. The model can cover over 400 miles before requiring a recharge. However, the only challenge reported is the tedious storage technique for the hydrogen engineering of the car’s propulsion. The company is also planning nib on unleashing two electric cars that it has been developing to the US market.

The selection of Mirai as the name for the car is a direct translation of its meaning “future.” Experts argue that the scarcity of recharging facilities and the technology supporting these cars’ operations might affect its rollout. Mirai is a fantastic drive with a rigid and refined structure, balanced body and controls, and exhilarating acceleration inputs. The car appears sporty from the outward outlook but feels more mature in interior design. The model is a perfect example that Toyota is back in business to reclaim its lost glory. The model has one electric motor at the back wheels with a horsepower of 182. The car’s 1.2-kWh lithium-ion battery component maintains a constant power flow when the car starts accelerating and changing velocity.

The model’s unique feature is its 4300 pounds weight and big size compared to Tesla’s Model S of the same size but weighing over 4600 pounds. However, the disdain for the Mirai model is that its interior space and payload compartment are small. The idea of being huge and have less space turns away consumers who would love to witness the size demonstrated through the cargo or interior space.

The model remains on the hydrogen technology portfolio and won’t enter the electric vehicle platform until it completes developing the electric versions. The chief engineer explained that Mirai would be discarding its fuel cell carrying water as the end product through the tailpipe. This mechanism ensures that the model does not contribute to the emissions that have affected the environment in the past. Engineers are still working on a battery technology that will ensure they manufacture electric vehicles with much ease without fear of causing mileage range anxiety among the customers.