Wednesday, 17 July 2019 | 18:10 WIB

Meet Mirai, Toyota’s Electric Car

Mirai, one of the cars that Toyota claims to emit zero carbon dioxide

TANGERANG, NNC - Top automotive manufacturer, Toyota, seems to be starting to answer challenges of the future which is to produce vehicles with zero carbon dioxide, in order to realize sustainable development. One of the challenges for the future is shown by Toyota by presenting its creations in the 2018 GIIAS event, at ICE BSD, Tangerang.

Mirai is one of the cars that Toyota claims to emit zero carbon dioxide when driven. Mirai relies on a machine that is free of gasoline because it uses the chemical reaction of hydrogen and oxygen obtained from nature as its fuel.

In addition, Mirai also has an electric engine that can run for 100 kilometers in full condition. Mirai can also supply electricity at home for a week.

Mirai first appeared at the Los Angeles Auto Show in November 2014. This year, Toyota plans to produce 700 units of Mirai for the international market.

Meanwhile, in Japan, Mirai has been sold to the public since December 15, 2014 at a price of 6.7 million yen or around US$57,400 or around IDR800 million.

PT Toyota Astra Motor's Vice President, Henry Tanoto, said that he wanted to invite the public to be optimistic in facing challenges of the future, in line with the increasingly strong demands to implement the concept of sustainable development in order to strengthen natural resources.

"Toyota is optimistic, through technology that has been and will continue to be developed, the automotive industry is able to contribute to sustainable development and build a better living environment in the future," Henry said.

Mirai's presence at the 2018 GIIAS is also expected to provide a broader insight to visitors about the technology of CO2 emission-free vehicles.