Toyota issues recall for its Mirai due to software glicth

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Mirai suffers from a software glitch that could cause some problems for drivers Toyota has issued a recall of 2,843 units of its Mirai. The Mirai is the first time Toyota has used a hydrogen fuel cell to power a customer vehicle. The automaker has found some modest success with the new car and has been demonstrating the capabilities of the Mirai in many prominent markets. Some had expressed concern over the Mirai’s use of hydrogen fuel, largely due to the volatility of hydrogen itself, but the recall has little…

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Toyota Mirai sees a major spike in sales

Cut in lease pricing leads to higher sales for the Toyota Mirai Japanese automaker Toyota is preparing to launch a new model of its increasingly popular fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai. The new model is set to be launched next year and will be somewhat different from Toyota’s current offering. While these changes may be modest, with the new Mirai being more efficient and coming in a new color, one change may make the vehicle more attractive to consumers. Toyota plans to cut the lease price of the new Toyota…

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Toyota grows more ambitious with its fuel cell cars

Automaker has big plans for fuel cell cars in the coming years Toyota has ambitious plans when it comes to clean transportation. The Japanese automaker has made significant progress in establishing a strong presence in the clean vehicle market, having broken into this sector with the successful Prius. Recently, the company launched its first fuel cell car, the Mirai. This vehicle has managed to acquire some momentum in certain markets and Toyota intends to continue pushing ahead with its clean transportation plans. The Mirai will play a major role in…

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New hydrogen fuel station coming to London

ITM Power and CEME to develop new hydrogen fuel station in East London A new hydrogen fuel station is set to open in East London per a new deal between ITM Power, a leading developer of fuel cells, and the Center for Engineering and Manufacturing Excellence (CEME). The new station will make hydrogen fuel more accessible, but there are a very limited number of fuel cell vehicles currently available in the United Kingdom. In October of last year, Toyota began delivering its first fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, to Transport…

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BMW has developed a new method to store hydrogen fuel

BMW could improve the range of fuel cell vehicles with its new hydrogen compression method Automaker BMW has announced a new way to compress hydrogen fuel, which could have a major impact on the range of fuel cell vehicles. These vehicles consume hydrogen in order to produce electrical power, which is their primary source of energy. Fuel cell vehicles have won praise for their high efficiency. Toyota’s fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, can travel more than 300 miles on a single tank of hydrogen fuel. Honda’s recently unveiled fuel cell…

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Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles may find more traction in the commercial sector

Toyota sees great promise in the commercial space Toyota Australia believes that the commercial sector will play a major role in promoting fuel cell vehicles in the future. These vehicles have yet to see any widespread launch and may struggle to find mainstream success, but automakers have plans to launch these vehicles in the coming years in order to better comply with increasingly strict emissions regulations. Fuel cell vehicles may be able to find significant success in the commercial sector before they find support among consumers, which could have an…

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Toyota prepares to launch hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in California

Automaker prepares to launch Mirai in California, though it may encounter challenges Toyota is gearing up to launch its new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, in California in the near future, but prospects for the new car may not be favorable. While Toyota has found success in the past with its clean vehicles, California may not be prepared to support the widespread adoption of vehicles equipped with hydrogen fuel cells. The state has been investing in the development of new hydrogen fuel stations, but the infrastructure may not be ready…

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Toyota to bring hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to Australia

Automaker will bring the new Mirai to Australia to demonstrate the vehicle’s technology Toyota is set to showcase its new fuel cell vehicle at the upcoming World Hydrogen Technologies Convention in Australia. The country is set to be one of the first outside of Japan to receive the commercial version of the fuel cell vehicle. During the event, Toyota will be demonstrating the technology behind the fuel cell vehicle, called Mirai, and government representatives and other stakeholders will get to see the technology in action and what hydrogen fuel cells…

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Lexus may reveal a new hydrogen fuel cell car

Lexus to showcase new iteration of its flagship vehicle at upcoming event later this year Lexus has plans to reveal the new generation of its flagship vehicle, the LS, at the upcoming Tokyo Motor Show. There are rumors that suggest that the latest iteration of the LS may be powered by hydrogen fuel cells. These rumors follow revelations that Lexus has been testing fuel cell technology for its parent company, Toyota. Such tests may have influenced the development of Toyota’s Mirai, the automaker’s first mass production fuel cell vehicle. One…

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Toyota to bring a new hydrogen fuel bus to Japan

Toyota teams with Hino Motors to produce a new fuel cell bus for Japan Toyota has teamed with one of its subsidiaries, Hino Motors, to bring a new fuel cell bus to Japan. The bus is based on the hybrid buses that Hino has developed in the past and will be equipped with a hydrogen fuel cell that has been designed by Toyota. This same fuel cell technology is being used to power another Toyota vehicle, the Mirai, which was launched in Japan late last year. Clean transportation continues to…

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Toyota to launch hydrogen fuel cell vehicle in UK this year

Toyota is bringing the Mirai to the United Kingdom in September Japanese automaker Toyota is set to begin selling its hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, in the United Kingdom in September of this year. The automaker recently celebrated its 50th anniversary of selling vehicles in the country, during which time it announced that it is bringing the Mirai to the market. The fuel cell vehicle has managed to attract strong attention in other markets, particularly Japan, but it is still a long way from being considered a commercial success.…

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Toyota hydrogen fuel vehicle receives rating from EPA

EPA issues official rating for Toyota’s Mirai Toyota’s new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, has received an official rating from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA attributes ratings to all vehicles that are released in the country and these ratings have to do with the fuel efficiency of these vehicles. Efficiency has been a topic of interest for those that have been considering purchasing a fuel cell vehicle. Some have expressed concerns that fuel cell vehicles may not be as efficient as their battery-powered counterparts. Mirai set to…

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Cost of Toyota’s hydrogen fuel car could be reduced

The Mirai may become less expensive in the near future Toyota has yet to launch its new fuel cell vehicle, the Mirai, worldwide, but the company may be looking to cut the price of its new car. According to Katsuhiko Hirose, project general manager for Toyota’s fuel cell development division, the automaker wants its new vehicle to compete well with its conventional counterparts. To this end, Toyota intends to make the Mirai as affordable as it can be, which will make it more accessible to consumers. Mirai will have an…

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Automakers team up to build more hydrogen fuel stations

Toyota, Honda, and Nissan want to improve Japan’s hydrogen fuel infrastructure Toyota, Honda, and Nissan have partnered with the Japanese government in order to accelerate the development of a hydrogen fuel infrastructure in the country. These automakers have a strong interest in clean transportation, with Toyota and Honda having released fuel cell vehicles. Nissan has a focus on battery electrics, but the company has been showing some support for hydrogen fuel cells recently. Together, these companies may be able to help a hydrogen infrastructure take form more quickly. Fuel cell…

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Tokyo Gas builds new hydrogen fuel station in Tokyo

New hydrogen station has been unveiled by Tokyo Gas Tokyo Gas, one of Japan’s largest suppliers of gasoline, has unveiled its first commercial hydrogen fuel station, which is based in Nerima Ward, Tokyo. The new station is meant to bolster Japan’s existing hydrogen infrastructure, and provide support for the forthcoming release of fuel cell vehicles. Tokyo Gas believes that fuel cell vehicles will become quite common throughout Japan in the future and is taking steps to establish a strong position in the clean transportation market. Japan continues to support clean…

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Toyota ramps up production of its hydrogen fuel vehicle

Toyota is investing more in the mass production of the Mirai Japanese automaker Toyota is planning to release its new hydrogen-powered vehicle, called the Mirai, in 2015. The Mirai will be competing with other fuel cell vehicles that will be released that year and several automakers have expressed concern that there simply is not enough demand coming from consumers to ensure the success of these vehicles. Toyota, however, claims to have seen a dramatic rise in demand for the Mirai. The company will be spending approximately $168 million in expanding…

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