Toyota Goes Back to the Future—Again

2020-02-19 14:22:07    阅读:586611

Whether youre too young (or too old) to remember Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd in the blockbuster Back to the Future movies, Toyota is making sure to give you a proper refresherand a proper look at its next future. As fans may recall, a key date that scrolled up on the digital time machine back in those 80s films was October 21, 2015; one of the predictions was that wed have a future with veh

icles powered by trash, just like the Toyota Hilux pickup that also starred alongside Fox and Lloyd. And so on Wednesday, October 21,Toyota is handing over the keys to the first people who signed up for a hydrogen-powered Mirai FCV (fuel cell vehicle) sedan. (All the co护民图库上图最早最稳最全资料 nsumers are California-based since the majority of hydrogen stations in the country are in California.) Hydrogen can be created in various ways, including from trash, although bringing that solution all the way to the pump is still years away.  Get The Brief. Sign up to receive the top stories you need to know right now.     Thank you! For your security, we've sent a confirmation email to the address you entered. Click the link to confirm your subscription and begin receiving our newsletters. If you don't get the confirmation within 10 minutes, please check your spam folder.

The fuel for Toyotas Mirai will be available at a handful of gasoline-like pumps, some being installed at existing gas stations. Refueling for a 300-mile range takes four to five minutes. With the Prius, Toyota was responsible for bringing mainstrea

m hybrid technology to market. The Mirai represents the next futuristic technology that the Japanese carmaker is pioneering; will other auto companies go to market with their own versions?  A fe

w, including Honda, are serious. Toyota is first in line to greet early adopters.  Last week, I spoke with actor Christopher Lloyd, who played mad scientist Doc Brown in the film series. Did he ever expect any of the films predictions of the future to actually come to life? No, the film was a lot of fun, but its a

mazing to see it all becoming a reality now, he said. All the advancements are so amazingand I feel better finally not adding to the problem but adding to the solution. 

To read and see the exclusive first media drive of the 2016 Toyota Mirai, return to this space later. And if another vehicle that starred in the

Back To the Future franchisethe winged-door DeLorean (another Tesla Model X inspiration, Im sure)is more your cup of tea, go to eBay Motors, Autotrader and delorean.com. All offer models for sale, from $15,000 to $75,000, depending on condition and seller. This article originally appeared on Fortune.com Contact us at editors@time.com.

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