Toyota launches 'Future' hydrogen-powered car

(AGI) Rome, Nov 18 - Toyota is to launch its first hydrogensaloon, the Mirai, next month. Its name means "Future", likethe futuristic technology used by Toyota for its design, whichtook 10 years and millions of miles of testing. The Mirai willuse hydrogen as fuel, channelling it into a small fuel cell andtwo high-pressure tanks to generate more than 100 kW in power,equivalent to about 155 horsepower, reported Toyota. The frontwheel drive car can accelerate to 100 km/h in nine seconds andhas a maximum speed of about 180 km/h. It will do about

(AGI) Rome, Nov 18 - Toyota is to launch its first hydrogensaloon, the Mirai, next month. Its name means "Future", likethe futuristic technology used by Toyota for its design, whichtook 10 years and millions of miles of testing. The Mirai willuse hydrogen as fuel, channelling it into a small fuel cell andtwo high-pressure tanks to generate more than 100 kW in power,equivalent to about 155 horsepower, reported Toyota. The frontwheel drive car can accelerate to 100 km/h in nine seconds andhas a maximum speed of about 180 km/h. It will do about 480 kmon a single tank of hydrogen, which can be refilled in lessthan five minutes and emits only water vapour, said CEO AkioToyoda. (AGI) . .