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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 09:27 AM

Watch Toyota build the Future- a look inside the Motomachi Factory in Aichi

February 26 2015 Independent Online.za

Aichi, Japan - Toyota president Akio Toyoda has unveiled the assembly line that is making the first mass market fuel-cell car.

The world's biggest carmaker plans to produce 700 units of the four-door Mirai sedan - powered by hydrogen and emitting nothing but water vapour from its tailpipe - by the end of December.

Production of the car, whose name means “future” in Japanese is scheduled to expand to 2000 units in 2016 and 3000 units in 2017.

The Mirai, which is being made at Toyota's Motomachi Plant in Aichi, central Japan, can travel about 650km without refuelling, about three times further than an electric car, and its tank can be filled in a few minutes like petrol engined vehicles.

HISTORIC FIRST STEP

In January Toyoda delivered a Mirai to the Japanese prime minister's office..
SNIP Continue: http://www.iol.co.za/motoring/cars/toyota/how-toyota-makes-hydrogen-cars-v-1.1823826

How Toyota makes hydrogen cars


Making the Mirai: Plant Interior and Parts Selection


Making the Mirai: Vehicle Trim


Making the Mirai: Chassis and Fuel Cell System Assembly


Making the Mirai: Final Assembly


Making the Mirai: Quality Control and Inspection




What about Hydrogen stations?

Anywhere there is water and electricity.
If the electricity comes from Solar or Wind
the H2 is the greenest fuel on the planet.


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