Toyota pulled all the stops when it came to the official road debut of their hydrogen fuel cell vehicle. The 2016 Toyota Mirai took the spotlight at a historic Hollywood movie studio. Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd joined Toyota executives for a special “Back to the Future” theme. The Mirai is widely known as the car of the future due to its lack of emissions.
“It’s a special day for all of us,” Fox said. “It’s the day the future becomes reality.”
300 Mirai owners and representatives from the dealerships delivering the cars were also at the debut. So far, 2,000 people have ordered the hydrogen fuel cell-powered sedans. 40 owners received keys to their Camry-sized cars at the event.
Toyota plans to add another 100 Mirai drivers to California’s roads by the end of 2015. The automaker has already set goals for 2016 and 2017: 1,000 and 3,000 Mirais sold, respectively.
The Mirai will have a range of 300 miles and take just five minutes to refill. The only emission is water vapor. The Mirai’s electric motor is capable of 151 hp and 247 lb-ft of torque with a 0 to 60 mph time of nine seconds.
We here at Krause Toyota are ecstatic to see the Mirai officially hitting roadways!