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post #16 of 22 Old 12-31-2014, 11:16 PM
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i agree. this is such old hat....... It takes a TREMENDOUS amount of electricity to break water up into its elements, to make an equivent amount of Hydrogen to equate to a gallon of gas. In other words its less pollution to simply use gas, rather than use that gas to make electricity, to make hydrogen. There is so much energy wasted at each step. So unless someone comes up with a magical way to create free hydrogen without creating tonees of CO2 lets get on to the next idea. GreenShmear.
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I call BS on the "we can fuel our cars without relying on fossil fuels like oil". The hydrogen comes from breaking apart water, which takes electricity which comes mainly from ??? (A: mostly Fossil Fuels, some nuclear and very little renewable.) Then you have to compress it using some kind of fuel (hydrogen, electric, fossil fuel, etc. [hint: if you use hydrogen, that means you need to use more fossil fuel to break apart more water to use to compress the hydrogen]). There are no hydrogen "wells" where we get pure hydrogen directly, it's just too reactive to stay in its pure form given the conditions on Earth.
i can agree same with the electric cars. takes fossil fuel,nuclear power etc just to charge the car

for example a toyota hilux diesel standard tranny inm the au gets around 30mpg but nooooo the epa wont pull there head out of there ass

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I think this is a great concept and the future of the industry, hybrids had a lot of naysayers when they first came out to, but almost 14 years later you cant drive to 7-11 without seeing one. The biggest hurdle that the automakers have to overcome is the refueling stations, even if they could produce enough FCV's to populate the roads the only places in the US that are going to have the re-fueling stations will be in the Northeast and the west coast, the rest of the country will take years to get the infrastructure set up. So if you don't live in one of those areas, it does not matter what it looks like because you won't be seeing any anytime soon. Buy a Pruis, you will still spend less on gas than almost anyone else on the road(excluding EV's), then by the time you are ready for your next car hopefully the technology will be more mainstream.
The Mirai isn't a concept anymore, it is a production car.

The Prius is still debatable in that gas cars can achieve as good mileage as a hybrid, so the premium is still up in the air if it is worth it. YMMV.
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Stop complaining it's ugly. Toyota's done a good job so far. To some it may appear ugly, but to others it may appear appealing. I think it looks ok for a car.
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Stop complaining it's ugly. Toyota's done a good job so far. To some it may appear ugly, but to others it may appear appealing. I think it looks ok for a car.
People are entitled to an opinion...if someone doesn't like its looks, so be it. Won't stop the car from coming to market.
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People are entitled to an opinion...if someone doesn't like its looks, so be it. Won't stop the car from coming to market.
Yes, they are entitled to an opinion. It just seems that it's more of a hate than opinion. But then again, Toyota won't really be affected by the hate of this forum.
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It's been on sale for awhile, and buzz for hybrids and fuel cell cars have been soft...

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Qualified customers will be eligible for the Mirai trailblazer program that offers three choices to shoppers. There’s the Trailblazer lease set at $349 per month for 36 months with $2,499 due at signing with a 12,000 mile-per-year allowance. Those that wish to finance the Toyota Mirai can take advantage of the Trailblazer APR support that offers 0-percent APR for 60 months or 1.9 percent for 72 months. Lastly, there’s the Trailblazer Purchase Support of $7,500.
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