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Toyota Mirai FCEV Launched In India As Part Of Pilot Project With ICAT

The Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric car has been launched as part of a trial project with ICAT, according to Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) (International Center for Automotive Technology). The Mirai FCEV is a one-of-a-kind vehicle that will be produced at the brand’s manufacturing facility in Karnataka and has already been spotted on public roads. The Toyota Mirai is touted to have a range of slightly over 640 kilometers between refills, and the hydrogen tank can be filled in only five minutes.

The goal of the pilot project is to spread the central government’s cleaner fuel alternatives across the country, as hydrogen fuel cell technology is seen as a viable alternative to traditional gasoline and diesel. The main benefit of FCEVs is that they have no tailpipe emissions because the end product is water and the hydrogen tanks can be topped up in minutes.

Toyota Mirai Launched

The ministry of road transport and Highway (MoRTH) stated that the pilot project aims to raise awareness about alternative fuels, particularly FCEV technology, which Toyota and ICAT have partnered on with the Mirai. The Toyota Mirai on display is the most recent model available in a few global markets. The FCEV has been in production in the worldwide arena since 2014.

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The second-generation Mirai made its global debut in October 2019 and went on sale the following year, with several interior and exterior changes. The additional hydrogen tank capacity, for example, has resulted in a 30 percent increase in driving range. The “Advanced Drive” system was added to the lineup by the Japanese automaker last year.

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It has a specialized lane-centering system, enhanced parking assistance, and a driver monitor camera with remote software updates. The Mirai is also a safe vehicle, having received a five-star rating in Euro NCAP crash tests last year. The sedan competes against Hyundai’s Nexon FCEV, and both cars established records for the longest range ever.

The Mirai traveled 1,360 kilometers without stopping for refueling, making it the longest distance covered by an FCEV. The five-seater uses hydrogen fuel cell technology to create electricity, with a claimed power output of 182 horsepower and torque of 300 Nm. According to the manufacturer, the 5.6 kg hydrogen tank is sufficient for a driving range of around 640 kilometers.

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