Friday, February 27, 2015

Toyota to mass produce fuel-cell-powered cars

oyota has launched the assembly line for its upcoming fuel cell vehicle (FCV) — the four-door Mirai sedan — which will be available for purchase in the U.S. in late 2015.

Located at Toyota's Motomachi plant in Japan, the assembly line will manufacture an increasing number of the futuristic cars over the next few years. The Mirai will be the first mass-produced car powered

entirely by a fuel cell.

Unlike most electric cars, such as the Tesla Model S, fuel cell vehicles are refueled rather than recharged — in the case of the Mirai, Toyota says it takes only five minutes to refuel the car, which then gives you around 300 miles of range.

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