Toyota bets the future car will be fuelled by hydrogen

  • 9 years ago
Toyota showed off a special version of its new Mirai saloon this week to celebrate Back to the Future day.
The Japanese carmaker's take on the time-travelling DeLorean from the popular movie series has the trademark gull-wing doors and the same, bare-metal bodywork seen in the Hollywood film.
But Toyota's car is not fuelled by banana skins.
This one runs on hydrogen.
Mirai - meaning "future" in Japanese - is Toyota's fuel-cell vehicle, a hybrid car powered by two tanks of high-pressure hydrogen and an electric motor.
For the world's biggest carmaker by sales, this is no mere movie tie-in project.
It is Toyota's next big visionary bet.