The 2021 Toyota Mirai has earned a spot on the Guinness World Records. It now holds the record for the longest distance traveled by a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle without refueling. The Mirai achieved an unbelievable 845 miles on a single full tank of hydrogen, proof that zero-emission cars are capable of going the extra mile, and then some.
Honda is preparing to accelerate its EV roadmap, considering pulling forward the launch of new electric models after talk in Europe about much stricter regulations around internal combustion vehicles. Honda has so far been targeting 2040 for EVs making up its entire range, but freshly proposed rules in the European Union could make that unfeasible.
BMW has begun testing an X5-based prototype running a hydrogen fuel cell powertrain. Affectionately referred to as the BMW i Hydrogen NEXT, the prototype is an all-electric vehicle fueled by the reaction of hydrogen and oxygen in a fuel cell. The German automaker firmly believes that hydrogen fuel cell technology can replace internal combustion engines, plug-in hybrids (PHEVs), and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs) as the future of mobility.
Jaguar Land Rover has developed an innovative hydrogen fuel cell vehicle (FCEV) based on the new Defender. The prototype will begin testing later this year and proves Jaguar Land Rover’s commitment to achieving zero tailpipe emissions by 2036. Additionally, the automaker is making an ambitious plan of delivering net-zero carbon emissions across the supply chain, products, and operations by 2039.
In response to Cadillac’s Super Cruise and Tesla’s Autopilot, Toyota recently unveiled its newest Advanced Drive autonomous driving system, a human-centric driving assist feature born from the automaker’s Mobility Teammate Concept. Toyota’s latest Advanced Drive ADAS feature will first appear in the 2021 Lexus LS and Toyota Mirai FCEV.
The 2021 Toyota Mirai FCEV is entering the market with fresh styling and a sportier attitude. First seen in 2014 as Toyota’s first production hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, the all-new Mirai addresses the shortcomings of its predecessor with a higher estimated driving range, rear-wheel-drive dynamics, a five-seater cabin, and a host of standard tech and safety features.
South Korean automaker Hyundai is diving head-on towards electrification and hydrogen fuel cell technology. In a recent online press briefing, Hyundai was kind enough to give us a healthy glimpse into the carmaker’s expanded EV and eco-focused vehicle lineup. Consisting of up to ten new models (including the all-new Ioniq 5 CUV and Ioniq 6 luxury sedan), the lineup also includes the Nexo FCEV, a hydrogen fuel cell-powered crossover which is now sold at Hyundai dealerships.