Photo Caption: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne / Toyota Mirai test drive
TEST DRIVING A CLEANER FUTURE: Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne takes a Toyota Mirai for a spin around Queen’s Park in Toronto. The Mirai, Toyota’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric sedan, is a clean energy vehicle that uses no gasoline and produces only water vapour as a byproduct.
(TORONTO, ON – NOVEMBER 10, 2016) Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne drove Toyota’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle today, taking a 2016 Toyota Mirai sedan for a spin around Queen’s Park in Toronto.
“Ontario and Toyota share a common goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks,” said Stephen Beatty, Vice President, Toyota Canada Inc. “The hydrogen fuel cell electric Mirai joins Toyota’s broad range of advanced technology systems and vehicles – including hybrid models that we build in Ontario – that are designed to reduce emissions under real world conditions while still delivering the style, features and performance that drivers desire.”
Toyota’s commitment to helping societies reduce their greenhouse gas emissions is part of the company’s long-term global Environmental Challenge 2050, which includes the New Vehicle Zero Emissions Challenge, aiming to reduce CO2 emissions of new vehicles by 90 per cent compared to 2010 levels, plus five other climate change and natural resource recycling initiatives.
To facilitate the widespread adoption of hybrid vehicles and support the development of innovative fuel cell technologies around the world, Toyota has released more than 5,600 royalty free fuel cell-related patents, including critical technologies developed for the Toyota Mirai.
The Toyota Mirai is a clean, efficient vehicle that’s fun to drive and easy for owners to adopt. It has a range of approximately 500km and takes only five minutes to refuel with hydrogen. The Mirai’s fuel cell mixes hydrogen with air, resulting in a chemical reaction that produces two things: electricity and water vapour. The electricity powers the vehicle, while the water vapour – the Mirai’s only byproduct – exits through the tailpipe.
For complete and up-to-date details and specifications for the Toyota Mirai and other advanced technology vehicles – including Toyota’s extensive line-up of hybrid cars and hybrid SUVs – visit www.toyota.ca
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