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2021 Toyota Mirai

  1. TOYOTA LAUNCHES ALL-NEW MIRAI WITH EXTENDED LEASE PROGRAM
  2. ALL-NEW MIRAI FCEV FEATURES
  3. THE VITAL ROLE OF HYDROGEN: MIRAI CHIEF ENGINEER
  4. STYLISH DESIGN MARKS MIRAI AS A PREMIUM SEDAN
  5. LUXURY AND COMFORT MEET ECO CREDENTIALS
  6. ADVANCED FUEL CELL POWERTRAIN DELIVERS ZERO EMISSIONS
  7. DYNAMIC DRIVING CHARACTERISTICS REFLECT SLEEK STYLING
  8. FUELLING THE FUTURE AT THE TOYOTA HYDROGEN CENTRE
  9. HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS ARE NOT JUST FOR CARS
  10. TOYOTA MIRAI FCEV SPECIFICATIONS

TOYOTA LAUNCHES ALL-NEW MIRAI WITH EXTENDED LEASE PROGRAM


Toyota has launched the all-new Mirai in an extended demonstration program that will see 20 examples leased by pioneering organisations and businesses.

Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said Toyota was a firm believer that hydrogen fuel cell technology could play a central role in reducing emissions and it was committed to helping drive towards a cleaner society.

"When we launched the Prius hybrid 20 years ago, we started a drive towards helping reduce emissions from our vehicles through a process of electrification," Mr Hanley said.

"Today, we offer hybrid powertrains in seven vehicle lines and we have sold more than 200,000 Toyota hybrids over the past two decades.

"With the introduction of the zero-emission Mirai FCEV and its use by pioneering organisations, Toyota is continuing that journey as we aim to achieve zero emissions from our vehicles by 2050 under the global Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050," he said.

The new Mirai is being offered on a 36 month/60,000km lease contract costing $1,750 per month for three years, which includes fuel.

The launch of the new Mirai follows a small-scale trial program that was initiated in 2018 with ten examples of the first generation Mirai.

Those trials were conducted in collaboration with local Melbourne councils and utility companies with the cars refuelled from a mobile hydrogen refueller.

The first trial partner was Hobson's Bay City Council in Melbourne's west, which used the three vehicles for council staff to carry out their work in the community with other organisations to trial the Mirai including energy companies AusNet Services and Mondo and Moreland City Council in Melbourne's northern suburbs.

With the new generation Mirai launched in Japan late last year and the development of Victoria's first permanent hydrogen production and refuelling facility at the Centre of Excellence in Altona, Toyota Australia has moved ahead with a larger demonstration program importing 20 examples of the new car.

The new Mirai is a sleek and stylish, five-seat, rear-drive four-door sedan that uses an advanced hydrogen fuel cell powertrain that generates zero carbon emissions.

Its coupe-like aesthetic is both stylish and functional with the long low front end, tapered roofline and short rear end helping to contribute to a low drag co-efficient of 0.29cd.

At the heart of the car is an advanced fuel cell powertrain that comprises a 128kW 330-cell fuel cell stack, three compressed hydrogen tanks, a lithium-ion battery and integrated electric motor and rear transaxle.

Mounted under the bonnet, the 128kW fuel cell stack draws in air that is purified and fed into the fuel stack where the oxygen combines with hydrogen in a chemical reaction to produce electrical energy, with water vapour as the only emission.

The hydrogen is stored in three carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP) tanks that have a combined capacity of 5.6kg giving the Mirai a range of approximately 650km1.

Electrical energy generated by the fuel cell stack is fed to either the battery, that is mounted behind the rear seat, or directly to the electric rear-drive motor, depending on requirements.

The electric motor is housed in a rear transaxle that combines the motor, transmission and differential in a lightweight, compact, integrated unit.

Maximum power output is 134kW with a peak torque of 300Nm.

Clever packaging of the driveline components has ensured that the car now seats 5 and is slightly longer, wider and taller than the current generation Camry.

Inside, the stylish contemporary design denotes the new Mirai as a premium sporty sedan with a broad sweeping soft-touch synthetic leather dash with all controls, instruments and switchgear located for easy ergonomics and visual clarity.

An 8-inch digital instrument cluster incorporating a 4.2-inch multi information display (MID) offers all essential speed, fuel and vehicle operation information with easy access to a variety of functions via the steering wheel-mounted controls.

Sitting atop the centre console is a large 12.3-inch touchscreen display that, in addition to the switchgear on the steering wheel, provides control of the latest generation multimedia system that incorporates satellite navigation2, Bluetooth®3 connectivity and Apple CarPlay®4 and Android Auto™5compatibility.

A premium 14-speaker JBL®6 audio system delivers outstanding sound reproduction.

As a premium sedan, the new Mirai is very well equipped for comfort and convenience with dual zone climate control, keyless smart entry and start, refined synthetic leather upholstery and trim, and power adjustable front seats.

Complementing its sports styling is an equally dynamic driving experience with multilink front and rear suspension, electrically assisted steering and ventilated front and rear disc brakes providing an optimum balance of handling, stability and ride comfort.

Safety has also been a priority with the Mirai featuring the latest generation Toyota Safety Sense7 suite of driver assistance technologies including pre-collision system with day/night pedestrian and day cyclist detection, emergency steering assist, lane trace assist, lane departure alert, intersection turn assist, road sign assist (certain road signs), auto high beam and adaptive cruise control.

In addition to this, the new Mirai is also fitted with blind spot monitor and rear cross-traffic alert, parking support brake, seven airbags and a panoramic view monitor to ensure excellent all round vision when parking.

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1 WLTP measurement
2 Coverage varies based on vehicle location.
3 Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Compatibility and functionality varies depending on device.
4 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.
5 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.
6 Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners
7 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.



For more information, please contact:

Tayla Hartley
Senior Public Affairs Specialist
0459 879 615
tayla.hartley@toyota.com.au

Emily Haseloff
Public Affairs Manager
0437 811 508

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ALL-NEW MIRAI FCEV FEATURES


Mechanical
• 128kW, 330-cell polymer electrolyte fuel cell
• 134kW/300Nm permanent magnet synchronous electric motor transaxle
• Rear-drive transaxle
• Drive mode select with ECO, NORMAL and SPORT modes
• Three hydrogen storage tanks with combined 5.6kg capacity
• Multilink front and rear suspension with stabiliser bars
• Ventilated front and rear disc brakes
• Rack and pinion electric power-assisted steering

Exterior
• LED headlights, taillights and daytime running lights
• Seven exterior colours - Arctic White, Tarmac Black, Liquid Metal, Feverish Red, Force Blue, Silver Rush and Dynamic Blue1
• Rain-sensing windscreen wipers
• Auto-folding electric heated exterior mirrors
• Rear privacy glass
• 19-inch alloy wheels
• Tyre repair kit

Interior
• 8-inch digital instrument display incorporating a 4.2-inch multi-info display
• Leather-wrapped steering wheel with switches (audio, phone, cruise control, MID display and Lane Trace Assist)
• Synthetic leather trim and upholstery
• Power-adjustable front seats
• Soft-touch instrument panel
• Electro-chromatic rear-vision mirror
• Fixed three-position rear seat
• Front door bins, sunglass holder, lidded centre console box
• 4 x USB power sockets

Safety
• Toyota Safety Sense2:
    o Pre-collision safety system with pedestrian and daylight cyclist detection
    o Daytime intersection assistance
    o Emergency steering assist
    o All-speed adaptive cruise control
    o Lane trace assist with steering assist and lane centring function
    o Lane departure alert with steering assist
    o Road sign assist (speed signs only)
    o Auto high beam
• Blind-spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert
• Parking support brake
• Anti-lock brakes with brake assist, electronic brakeforce distribution, traction control, vehicle stability control
• Seven airbags
• Panoramic view monitor
• ISOFIX child restraint anchorage points
• Alarm

Comfort and convenience
• Dual-zone automatic air-conditioning
• Keyless smart entry and start
• Electronic park brake
• Manual tilt and telescopic steering-wheel adjustment

Infotainment / Multimedia
• 12.3-inch colour touchscreen display
• Satellite navigation3
• JBL®4 14-speaker audio system
• AM/FM/DAB+5 radio
• Bluetooth®6 connectivity
• Apple CarPlay®7 / Android Auto™8 compatibility
• myToyota apps including Waze®4 and Stitcher™4 (IOS) and WebEx™4 (Android™7).
• Voice recognition

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1 Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations.
2 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.
3 Coverage varies based on vehicle location.
4 Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners
5 Coverage dependent on vehicle location.
6 Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Compatibility and functionality varies depending on device.
7 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.
8 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.

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THE VITAL ROLE OF HYDROGEN: MIRAI CHIEF ENGINEER


Mass production of fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) powered by hydrogen will play a vital role in addressing environmental and energy issues, according to the global chief engineer of Toyota's new Mirai sedan.

Yoshikazu Tanaka said hydrogen is an effective fuel that can contribute to a future sustainable society, especially when produced using renewable energy.

"FCEVs use hydrogen to operate and are very efficient, can travel long distances, have fast refuelling times and emit only water," Mr Tanaka said.

"This is now a reality and, when it comes to cars, there is no better energy source.

"The fuel cells we use in the new Mirai can also be adopted for large commercial vehicles such as trucks and buses, with the environmental benefit of replacing diesel as a fuel."

Mr Tanaka said the original Mirai, launched in 2014, represented the first step in opening the door to the FCEV market and a hydrogen society.

He said total sales had surpassed 10,000 cars in Japan, Europe and the United States with widespread adoption requiring further infrastructure development.

The new Mirai would appeal to customers with its edgy individuality and extensive features including the latest and highest levels of safety features.

"Customer feedback indicated the need for longer cruising range and improved rear seat comfort with space for a third occupant and more legroom. We also made it much more fun to drive with a rear-wheel-drive layout.

"We took all the customer feedback to heart and redesigned and reengineered the Mirai from the ground up, with the goal of creating a vehicle people would be excited to buy.

"We have worked to make a car that customers will want to drive all the time, a car that has an emotional and attractive design and the kind of dynamic and responsive performance that can bring a smile to the driverʼs face.

"I want customers to say, 'I chose the Mirai because I simply wanted this car, and it just happens to be an FCEV."

"I hope the success of the new Mirai demonstrates the sustainable and bright possibilities for the world and for our childrenʼs future as it helps us achieve a hydrogen society."

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STYLISH DESIGN MARKS MIRAI AS A PREMIUM SEDAN


The all-new Mirai FCEV has been designed to be both functional and stylish with a sleek aesthetic that delivers efficient aerodynamics, optimum packaging and inspired driving performance.

Measuring 4975mm in length, 1885mm in width and sitting 1470mm at its highest point off the ground, the new Mirai evokes a strong emotional appeal from its coupe-like proportions.

As a mid-sized five-seat sedan, the all-new Mirai is longer (+70mm), slightly taller (+25mm), and wider (+45mm) than the current generation Camry but its long, low and wide stance, sweeping roofline and rear-drive configuration give it a sportier flavour.

From the front, that impression is immediate with a dynamic visage created by the broad lower grille and slimline LED headlights underscored by LED daytime running lights all helping to create a road-hugging, low visual centre of gravity.

In side profile, the front screen flows seamlessly into a long tapered roofline punctuated by a decklid spoiler at the rear while big 19-inch alloys shod with low profile 55 aspect ratio rubber further enhances the sports aesthetic.

Like the front end, the wide solid planted stance of the rear is accentuated by the well-defined rear flanks and the broad narrow LED taillights.

Its sleek shape, smooth sides and heated electric folding wing mirrors have all been designed with aerodynamic efficiency at the fore, which along with the fully flat underbody, give the new Mirai a very low drag co-efficient of just 0.29cd.
Complementing its sleek shape, the Mirai is available in a choice of seven bold contemporary colours including Arctic White, Tarmac Black, Liquid Metal, Feverish Red, Force Blue, Silver Rush and Dynamic Blue1.

In keeping with the environmental-consciousness of the car, the new Mirai uses a number of recyclable components and materials such as the front and rear bumpers and the use of a world-first recycled aluminium bonnet inner.

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1 Toyota Australia reserves the right to vary or discontinue the current interior and exterior colours, trims and colour/trim/model combinations.

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LUXURY AND COMFORT MEET ECO CREDENTIALS


Inside, the new Mirai has been designed to complement the contemporary, elegant style of the exterior with a broad soft-touch padded synthetic leather dash that sweeps down into a streamlined centre console.

For the driver, a large 8-inch digital instrument cluster incorporating a 4.2-inch multi information display (MID) provides an extensive array of information including speed, fuel, distance to empty, transmission shift position, time and temperature.

In addition to the usual vehicle settings, fuel economy, driving support and audio information, the MID in the Mirai also provides a fuel cell system indicator that measures accelerator pedal operations to give drivers an "eco" score to help improve their driving efficiency.

All information is easily accessible and can be scrolled through without taking hands off the wheel thanks to the leather-wrapped steering wheel with full finger-tip controls for audio, phone cruise control and vehicle functions.
Sitting atop the centre console is another large 12.3-inch touchscreen display for control of the latest generation multimedia system.

It incorporates satellite navigation1 with enhanced voice recognition, AM/FM/DAB+2 radio, Bluetooth®3 connectivity, Apple CarPlay®4 and Android Auto™5 compatibility and myToyota apps including Waze®6 and Stitcher™6 (IOS) and WebEx™6 (Android™5) all fed through a premium 14-speaker JBL®6 sound system.

There are also four USB power outlets and a DC 12V accessory socket.

Below the touchscreen display are controls for the dual-zone climate control with the transmission lever to the side falling easily to hand.

Through clever packaging, and a substantial increase in interior space compared with the first generation Mirai, it now offers full five seat capacity.

Up front, the 8-way driver and 4-way passenger power adjustable seats are comfortable and supportive and finished in a premium synthetic leather upholstery.

In the rear are three fixed seat positions with ISOFIX child restraint anchor points for the outboard positions.
To further aid the comfort factor, the roof also incorporates a heat shield headliner that helps reduce infra-red radiation by 50 per cent, which in turn lowers the load on the air conditioning system and improves efficiency.
There is ample cabin storage with two cupholders, a large, lidded centre console box and storage bins in the front and rear doors.

The boot has a total luggage capacity of 272 litres.

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1 Coverage varies based on vehicle location
2 Coverage dependent on vehicle location.
3 Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc. Compatibility and functionality varies depending on device.
4 CarPlay® is a trademark of Apple, Inc. registered in the U.S. and other countries. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.
5 Android Auto™ is a trademark of Google LLC. Requires compatible device, USB connection, mobile data, network reception & GPS signal. Mobile usage at user's cost. Apps subject to change. For details see toyota.com.au/connected.
6 Product & company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
Android™ is a trademark of Google LLC.

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ADVANCED FUEL CELL POWERTRAIN DELIVERS ZERO EMISSIONS


At the heart of the all-new Mirai is an advanced fuel cell powertrain system that combines a 330-cell solid polymer electrolyte fuel cell stack, three high pressure hydrogen tanks, a large lithium-ion battery, an electric motor and rear transaxle.

To deliver the optimum packaging, weight distribution and a low centre of gravity for dynamic driving characteristics, the various components are located throughout the length of the Mirai platform.

The compact, lightweight (25.5kg) 128kW fuel cell stack is mounted under the bonnet along with the air intake and compressor, electrical converter assembly, power control unit and cooling system.

Air is drawn into the car and oxygen is fed into the fuel cell stack where it is combined with the hydrogen - delivered via three fuel injectors - in a chemical reaction to create electrical energy.

While the only exhaust emission from the fuel cell stack is water vapour, the system requires highly purified air that is cleaned and filtered through the air intake system resulting in vapour being emitted that is actually cleaner than that it draws in - essentially providing negative emissions.

The sophisticated system uses electret resin filters to remove extremely fine dust and particles while a chemical filter removes harmful chemical substances.

The more the Mirai is driven, the more it cleans the air with cumulative data and information on how much air is being cleaned on every journey able to be displayed on the Mirai's large touchscreen.

Hydrogen fuel is stored in three high pressure tanks with a 64.9 litre tank mounted longitudinally between the fuel cell stack and the rear seat footwell, a 52l tank mounted across the car beneath the rear seat and third 25.3l tank under the rear luggage compartment.

The extremely strong, lightweight triple layer tanks comprise an outer protective layer of glass fibre reinforced plastic (GFRP), a middle layer of carbon fibre reinforced plastic (CFRP), and a polyamide resin liner.

Combined capacity of the three tanks is 5.6kg that enables a combined cycle WLTP range of 650km.

Electricity generated by the fuel cell is fed either to the battery pack or the electric motor, as required.

The 1.2kWh lithium-ion battery pack is the same as that Toyota uses in its hybrid models and in the Mirai, it is mounted behind the rear fixed seat back with air inlets on the outboard edges of the rear seat to provide cooling for the battery.

The battery can also be recharged through regenerative braking and deceleration.

When required, electricity is also directly fed to the electric motor that drives the rear wheels.

The compact and lightweight permanent magnet synchronous electric motor is integrated into the rear transaxle and generates a maximum power output of 134kW with a peak torque of 300Nm.

The transaxle combines the electric motor, transmission and differential in one integrated unit mounted on the rear axle with a simple 3-axis gear train providing high efficiency and low noise vibration and harshness.

A pair of air-cooled oil coolers with air intake ducts located in the rear bumper ensure stable and efficient motor cooling.

The transmission provides a seamless smooth drive experience to make the most of the instant power of the electric motor and offers ECO, NORMAL and SPORT modes that vary transmission, throttle response, steering feel and air conditioning operation according to the mode selected.

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DYNAMIC DRIVING CHARACTERISTICS REFLECT SLEEK STYLING


In keeping with its stylish low slung exterior aesthetic, the Mirai was designed not only as an environmental leader but also as a car that delivers dynamic driving characteristics.

Central to this is its Toyota New Generation Architecture (TNGA) platform and highly rigid body structure.

Sitting on a 2920mm wheelbase with a wide 1610mm front and 1605mm rear track, it offers a secure and stable platform for spirited driving.

The bodyshell uses a variety of aluminium and ultra-high tensile steel materials to provide a structure that is both extremely strong and lightweight.

Extensive bracing, cross-members and use of structural adhesive all contribute to body rigidity and reducing flex to enhance driving stability.

To ensure the optimum balance of ride comfort and dynamic handling, the new Mirai features fully independent high-mounted front and low-mounted rear multilink suspension with die-cast aluminium front suspension towers for strength and weight reduction.

Big 19-inch alloy wheels fitted with low rolling resistance 235/55R19 tyres provide superb ride comfort, traction and fuel economy.

The electrically-assisted rack and pinion steering system delivers a quality feel and feedback with a low 2.51 turns lock to lock.

Providing effective stopping power, the brakes feature large 334mm ventilated discs with 4-piston calipers on the front and 335mm ventilated discs with 2-piston calipers on the rear.

An extensive array of electronic assistance includes anti-lock brakes with electronic brakeforce distribution, brake assist, vehicle stability control, traction control and vehicle dynamics integrated management, to ensure maximum safety and brake performance.

The new Mirai also features a full suite of the latest generation Toyota Safety Sense1 (TSS) driver assistance features including the autonomous emergency braking pre-collision safety system with day and night pedestrian detection and daytime cyclist detection.

TSS also incorporates emergency steering assist, daytime intersection assistance, lane trace assist and lane departure alert with steering assist, road sign assist (certain speed signs), auto high beam and adaptive cruise control.

To further enhance safety, the Mirai is fitted standard with blind spot monitor with rear cross-traffic alert, parking support brake that automatically applies the brakes if there is potential for contact with a static object at the front or rear, a vehicle or pedestrian at the rear when driving at low speed.

Further visibility in low-speed driving environments is provided by the panoramic view monitor that offers multiple views including an overhead bird's eye view to assist with parking in tight conditions.

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1 Driver assist feature. Only operates under certain conditions. Check your Owner's Manual for explanation of limitations. Please drive safely.

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FUELLING THE FUTURE AT THE TOYOTA HYDROGEN CENTRE


Coinciding with the launch of the Mirai, Toyota has commissioned Victoria's first commercial-grade permanent hydrogen production, storage and refuelling facility at its former manufacturing site at the Centre of Excellence in Altona in Melbourne's west.

The new facility is part of the $7.4m Toyota Hydrogen Centre, developed with $3.1m in funding assistance from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA).

Toyota's Altona hydrogen production facility was designed to be as climate-friendly as possible and uses a water-based electrolysis process to produce hydrogen gas.

An 87kW solar array provides a large proportion of the electricity needed that is fed into a 200kW electrolyser to split water into its oxygen and hydrogen components, making up to 80kg of hydrogen per day.

The electrolyser can be operated at variable capacity from 30 to 100 per cent to make the most of the available solar-generated electricity enabling it to be fully carbon neutral.

During the electrolysis process, oxygen is dispersed into the atmosphere and the hydrogen is captured and stored in a 45kg (18,000-litre) tank at low pressure of 3 megapascals (MPa).

The hydrogen is then compressed and stored in medium and high pressure tubes at 50MPa and 90MPa with capacities of 75kg and 56kg respectively.

Hydrogen is then fed into a refuelling bowser that can dispense at medium pressure (35MPa) for machinery like Toyota's fuel-cell forklifts and high pressure (70MPa) for vehicles like the all-new Toyota Mirai FCEV.

Hydrogen produced on site is also used to power a 30kW fuel cell power generator that is used to supply back up power for the Toyota Hydrogen Centre and feed into the mains grid.

Hydrogen is the most common element on earth and can be produced from water, natural gas, biomass and waste products. It has a high energy density (almost three times that of petrol by mass), can be stored in liquid or gas form in large quantities for a long period of time, is non-toxic and non-poisonous and emits no greenhouse gases or pollutants at the point of use.

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HYDROGEN FUEL CELLS ARE NOT JUST FOR CARS


Toyota's hydrogen fuel-cell technologies are not just putting cleaner cars on the road, they are also being developed to deliver hydrogen energy to suit the needs of a variety of industries.

Using the same technology in the Mirai fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), Toyota has unveiled a fuel-cell system module that can be easily adapted to products as diverse as trucks, buses, trains and ships.

The next-generation Toyota fuel-cell system can also generate power for manufacturing, large outdoor events and electrical appliances during blackouts.

It achieves world-leading output density while its simple and infrequent maintenance requirements help reduce overall costs from purchase to usage to disposal.

Toyota Australia's Manager of Future Technologies and Mobility Matt Macleod said the latest module brings together the fuel-cell stack as well as components that handle air supply, hydrogen supply, cooling and power control.

"In addition to its own projects, our parent company is working with competitors and enterprises across a variety of industries to bring together knowledge, experience and technological capabilities," Mr Macleod said.

"It is also allowing royalty-free use of its FCEV-related patents, many of which are shared with its hybrid and other electric vehicles.

"We are immensely proud to be part of a company that has this type of commitment and vision... a vision that springs from a passion to make the world a better place."


Examples of uses for Toyota hydrogen fuel cells
• Toyota's SORA bus, used for public transport in Tokyo, was the first vehicle of its type to be certified in Japan.
• In the United States, Toyota's next generation fuel-cell electric technology is powering heavy-duty trucks. Using the same system as the new Mirai, the Kenworth electric trucks are being used for freight duties in and around the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California.
• The Motomachi plant in Japan - home to the Lexus LFA, GR Yaris and Mirai - is trialling a 250kW hybrid power-generation system that combines solid oxide fuel-cell technology with micro gas turbines. It also features a cogeneration system (combined heat and power) that uses the waste heat produced in the power generation process.
• Inside the plant, Toyota has also introduced several fuel-cell forklifts supported by a refueller that uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen through electrolysis, then store and dispense the fuel.
• Toyota has partnered with Honda to replace diesel generators with electricity produced from fuel cells and batteries transported in buses. The bus can carry a large amount of hydrogen and portable power-output devices and batteries, enabling it to deliver electricity anytime and anywhere - such as areas left without power as the result of a disaster.
• Toyota is collaborating with the East Japan Railway Company and Hitachi on the development of trains that use hydrogen-powered fuel cells and storage batteries as their source of electricity.
• Toyota is also using its hydrogen-based technologies for a manned rover it is developing for sustainable exploration on the moon.

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TOYOTA MIRAI FCEV SPECIFICATIONS


DIMENSIONS
EXTERIOR1
Overall length4975mm
Overall width1885mm
Overall height1470mm
Wheelbase2920mm
Front track1610mm
Rear track1605mm
Running ground clearance160mm
Front overhang965mm
Rear overhang1090mm
INTERIOR1
Length1805mm
Width1595mm
Height1135mm
Luggage volume (VDA)272 litres
WEIGHTS AND CAPACITIES1
Kerb weight1900kg
Gross vehicle mass2415kg
Seating5 people
POWERTRAIN
ELECTRIC MOTOR
Model code3KM
TypePermanent magnet synchronous motor
CoolingForced convection liquid cooling
Power134kW
Torque300Nm
FUEL CELL
Model codeFCB130
TypeSolid polymer electrolyte
Number of cells330
Connected methodSeries
Maximum output128kW
Capacity output density4.4kW/L (5.4kW/L without end plates)
FUEL SYSTEM
TypeCompressed hydrogen gas
Number of tanks3
ConstructionCarbon fibre epoxy resin
Combined capacity5.6kg (141 litres)
Fuel consumption

Combined:   0.7kg/100km
Extra urban: 0.7kg/100km
Urban:          0.6kg/100km

BATTERY
TypeLithium-ion
Number of cells84
Rated voltage310.8 V
Capacity4Ahr
Power output1.2kWh
TRANSMISSION
Type

Q710 transaxle - three-axis two-step reduction mechanism

Final reduction gear ratio11.691
PERFORMANCE
Maximum Speed175km/h
0-100km/h9.2 seconds
Driving range (WLTP)650km
CHASSIS
SUSPENSION
FrontHigh mount multilink, stabiliser bar
RearLow mount multilink, stabiliser bar
STEERING
TypeRack-and-pinion electric power steering, tilt and telescopic adjustments
Turning circle diameter11.6m (tyre), 12.6m (body)
Turns lock to lock2.51
BRAKES
Front334mm ventilated discs, 4-piston calliper
Rear335mm ventilated discs, 2-piston calliper
Parking brakeElectronic park brake
Brake systemsABS with brake assist and electronic brake force distribution, vehicle stability control, traction control, vehicle dynamics integrated management
WHEELS & TYRES
Size, construction19 x 8J alloy, 235/55R19 tyres
SpareTyre repair kit


1Weights/mass/volumes/dimensions are approximate and subject to individual vehicle variances, and should be confirmed before fitting any accessories, towing or otherwise relying on this value.

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