In today’s world, electric cars are beginning a rise to potential dominance. In fact, by 2025, 20% of all new cars sold globally will be electric, according to the latest forecast by investment bank UBS. However, the rise of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) seems to be inevitable as well.
Dubbed ‘the vehicle of the future,’ fuel cell electric vehicles use a chemical process known as electrolysis that strips hydrogen atoms of its electrons to generate electricity and power a vehicle’s motor—efficiency at its best.
The futuristic luxury sedan is Toyota’s second hydrogen power cell vehicle to hit the assembly lines after the first-gen Toyota Mirai debuted back in 2014.
The second-generation 2022 Toyota Mirai offers a more slick design with a futuristic aura and is way more appealing when compared to its predecessor, which oddly resembles the Toyota Prius. In Japanese, the word Mirai means ‘future’, and this was clearly the incentive for the engineers at Toyota while building this hydrogen-powered vehicle.
So, let’s now take a closer look at the 2022 Toyota Mirai and discuss what we know so far.
Performance Of The 2022 Toyota Mirai
Essentially a chemical laboratory on wheels, the 2nd generation Toyota Mirai has a motor that packs 182 HP. These horses are channeled through a one-speed direct-drive transmission. The Mirai also offers a slightly more powerful fuel-cell powertrain and a premium rear-wheel-drive train which is a significant advancement compared to its 1st generation predecessor.
The hydrogen-powered car covers 0-60 MPH in a lazy 9.1 seconds, not really the fastest but it offers quite an impressive mile range to compensate. The 2nd generation Mirai is capable of driving 402 miles on a full tank of hydrogen. It also set the world record for the longest distance traveled on hydrogen; the fuel-cell-powered car traversed the equivalent of 3.62-liter/62 mile on a trip through France on a single fill.