2015 Toyota Mirai – the Hydrogen Car of the Future

2015 Toyota Mirai

Meet the recently revealed 2015 Toyota Mirai FCV. That’s the name Toyota is giving the new, forward-looking hydrogen fuel cell sedan it will begin selling next year for around $69,000 in Japan and California, before rolling it out to other markets.

The name Toyota chose for its new ZEV, Mirai, is reported to mean “future” in Japanese- and follows the Toyota naming scheme first introduced by the Prius. According to Bloomberg, the Prius name was inspired by a phrase in Latin meaning “to go before”, and illustrates that the successful hybrid model range – which now includes a compact sedan, a subcompact hatch, and a small people-mover – was always meant to be “a long bridge” from the present world of internal combustion to a future of … well, of hydrogen, I guess.

Toyota hasn’t confirmed the name, officially, but the company has trademarked “Toyota Mirai” in the US, at least.

We’ll have more on the 2015 Toyota Mirai – whether or not that’s what the new hydrogen fuel cell car is eventually called – as we have it. Until then, you can let us know what you think of hydrogen’s future as a fuel in the comments, below. Enjoy!

 

Source: Bloomberg.

 

Jo Borrás

I've been in the auto industry 1997, and write for a number of blogs in the IM network. You can also find me on Twitter, at my Volvo fansite, or chasing my kids around Oak Park, IL.