“To boldly go where no man has gone before.” This sentiment has been traditionally used to describe the crew of the Enterprise in the cult sci-fi show Star Trek. It could just as easily describe the intentions of automaker Toyota in its development and design of the Mirai. Don’t believe us? Just ask Scott Samuelsen, an engineer and director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center at the University of California at Irvine, “This is not an alternative to a gasoline vehicle…This is a quantum step up.”
There are two outstanding reasons that the Toyota Mirai is a “quantum” leap…
- It runs on “the most abundant element in the universe.” HYDROGEN. No more worries about fuel depletion!
- “Emits only heat and water.” Sounds like a recipe for tea. Crumpets anyone?
It’s no surprise that the Toyota fuel-cell technology that powers the Mirai is so…futuristic. After all, that’s exactly where the company is looking. “At Toyota, we are looking out 50 years and even more decades into the future,” said Toyota President Akio Toyoda.
We’re proud to be part of a company that’s willing to take steps forward that other automakers are afraid to risk. If the Mirai is a success, maybe you’ll be able to test drive one at Krause Toyota Scion in the near future!