1. The 2016 Toyota MiraiSource:Donya Blaze for Interactive One
Mirai is the Japanese word for “future,” and Toyota believes its hydrogen fuel cell technology is just that for automobiles.
2. Toyota Fuel Cell SystemSource:Donya Blaze for Interactive One
The Mirai’s fuel cell system uses compressed hydrogen gas and emits only water vapor.
3. AccelerationSource:Donya Blaze for Interactive One
The Mirai goes from 0-60 miles per hour in just 9 seconds and reaches a maximum speed of 111 mph.
4. Electric Everything
The Mirai features electric power steering, push-button start, power-assisted ventilated front disc brakes, and solid rear disc brakes.
5. Cruising Range
Worried about gassing up? Don’t be. The Mirai can go up to 300 miles on just one charge.
6. “A Hydrogen Society”
“Toyota’s vision of a hydrogen society is not just about building a great car, but ensuring accessible, reliable and convenient refueling for our customers,” said Toyota CEO Jim Lentz in a press release announcing the Mirai.
7. Inside the MiraiSource:Donya Blaze for Interactive One
Attendees at the L.A. Auto Show also got to view the Mirai without its body to see how Toyota’s new fuel cell technology really works.
8. Inside the Mirai
Here’s a look at the inside of the rear of the car.
9. CHAdeMO ConnectorSource:Donya Blaze for Interactive One
How cool is this? In the trunk of the Mirai is a CHAdeMO connector which allows for auxiliary power. For example, if your home electricity went out in a bad storm, the connector can provide additional power for up to a week.
10. The Los Angeles Auto Show
The 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show is at the L.A. Convention Center November 21-30 and features the latest vehicles from all the major auto manufacturers, like Toyota, Mercedes, Dodge, Bentley and more.