When Toyota announced it would produce a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle to rival the likes of Tesla’s Model S when it comes to low emissions, we knew that the model would be a game-changer.
Now, Toyota has released the official stats on its incredible Mirai fuel cell vehicle, which received an EPA rating of 312 miles per tank, with zero emissions. Comparatively, the Model S, which was previously the longest-range electric car, gets a mere 270 miles per tank.
The EPA also releases information on “MPGe,” or “miles per gallon equivalent,” which aims to fairly compare the gas mileage of traditional cars to newer, more innovative models. The Toyota Mirai received an astounding rating of 67 MPGe.
Plus, one of the Mirai’s greatest advantages over EVs is that its fuel cell engine can be refueled very quickly—just like how a gas tank can be filled up in minutes—unlike EVs, which take a while to charge entirely.
What do you think of the impressive Toyota Mirai miles per tank? Let us know in the comments.
When you think of Tesla, the first thought you have is probably not, “They have some great used cars!” Even though the California-based car company is famous for their advanced electric-vehicles that put many other vehicles to shame, Tesla has recently guaranteed consumers that they will buy back its electric vehicles from owners who want to get rid of them after three years of ownership. With these vehicle buybacks beginning in spring of 2016, Tesla is looking to create a certified used car program.
Tesla made this buyback promise in the spring of 2013, stating that they would buy back three-year-old Model S vehicles for at least 43% of the car’s sticker prices. Elon Musk, Tesla’s Chief, even stated that he would personally pay the cash for the cars himself if the company did not do so. With these used-vehicle sales, Tesla could see an even greater profit than it has before, though they won’t be allowed to sell direct-to-consumers, due to many state laws.
What do you think of Tesla’s blooming used car program? Share your thoughts with Mama’s Used Cars below!