By: Hemanth Ramesh November, 21, 2019
The Toyota Mirai, is a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (HFCEV), with a range of 300 miles. While the Tesla Model 3 is a battery electric vehicle, the Mirai is still an electric car, driven by an electric motor, but instead of a battery, it has a hydrogen fuel cell. The car has a tank into which pressurized Hydrogen is pumped, like a petrol or diesel car. Hydrogen is then combined with Oxygen from the air in the fuel cell to generate electricity. It generates electricity on demand, as the driver presses the pedal for the electric motor that drives the car. Newer car technologies have always struggled without an infrastructure that already exists. One reason for higher insurance premiums for such vehicles is because of expensive parts that are produced in limited quantities.