DROP BY DROP

IMPOSSIBLE HAPPENS

Toyota believe that when you're free to move, anything is possible. Helping people exceed their expectations motivates everything we do; and every drop of effort is a step towards that goal.

But we are also on a journey to achieve our own impossible: an emission-free society. Our first step towards this is Mirai, a car that only emits drops of water.

This is the story of making the impossible happen, step by step, drop by drop.

THE CAR THAT EMITS ONLY DROPS OF WATER

 

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From the outside, the Mirai could be any regular four-door saloon. It’s every bit as practical, safe and easy to drive as a conventional car, it can be refilled in a matter of minutes and it’ll travel up to 310m on a full tank. The difference is, the Mirai’s tank is filled with hydrogen, not petrol or diesel.

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At the heart of the Mirai is an advanced fuel cell which converts the hydrogen gas into electricity. Hydrogen fuel cell cars are similar to next-generation electric vehicles, except for one unique characteristic: their only exhaust emission is water. No harmful carbon dioxide emissions, nitrogen oxides or particulate matter. And no recharging, just simply refill as you would in any conventional car.

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Drop by drop, the Mirai is making the impossible, possible. Across the world, businesses, taxies and ride-sharing services, and even police forces looking to reduce the environmental impact of their fleets have embraced the benefits of the revolutionary, zero-emission Mirai.

RESHAPING OUR SOCIETY TOWARDS AN EMISSION-FREE SOCIETY

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Our world needs a new power source, a sustainable system that replaces fossil fuels. The answer? Hydrogen. Made with renewable energy, such as the sun and wind, hydrogen is completely carbon-free, and unlike other energy sources, it’s easy to store and transport in large amounts. But the best news of all: its only by-product is water.

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It won’t happen overnight, but hydrogen is changing the face of transport. In fact, hydrogen could account for almost one-fifth of total energy consumed by 2050. From powering vehicles and manufacturing plants to heating homes and businesses, Toyota is working tirelessly to achieve its vision of a hydrogen-based, emission-free society.

After all, this is our impossible. And we are determined to make it happen, drop by drop.

How we’re making impossible a reality

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Fuel cell buses The Toyota Sora fuel cell bus concept uses the Toyota Fuel Cell System developed for the Mirai. Delivering superior environmental performance with no CO2 emissions or Substances of Concern, the Sora can even be used as an emergency power source following disasters. Toyota expects to introduce over 100 Sora, mainly in the Tokyo metropolitan area, ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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Fuel cell trucks Since it first began operating in April 2017, the Project Portal "Alpha" truck has logged over 10,000 miles of testing and real-world haulage operations in and around the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, while emitting nothing but water vapor. A new truck, known internally as "Beta," increases the estimated range to more than 300 miles per fill, increasing the Ports' zero emission trucking capacity and further reducing the environmental impact of haulage operations.
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Fuel cell forklifts Toyota has deployed 20 fuel cell forklifts, manufactured by Toyota Industries Corporation, at its Motomachi Plant in Toyota City. It has also built a hydrogen station for designated use by fuel cell forklifts at the plant. Toyota intends to continue to replace existing conventional forklifts with fuel cell versions, deploying a total of 170 to 180 fuel cell forklifts to the Motomachi Plant by around 2020.
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Fuel cell power To eliminate CO2 emissions from its Toyota Logistics facility at the Port of Long Beach, Toyota is constructing the Tri-Gen facility which will be the world's first megawatt-sized carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with hydrogen fuelling. The 100% renewable plant will use agricultural waste to generate water, electricity and hydrogen that will support Toyota Logistics Services' (TLS) operations at the Port of Long Beach

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