Development of the MIRAI Fuel Cell Vehicle

  • Yoshikazu TanakaEmail author
Part of the Green Energy and Technology book series (GREEN)


This chapter describes the development of the Toyota MIRAI, Japan’s first mass-production fuel cell vehicle. The MIRAI was developed as a pioneering vehicle for moving towards a hydrogen society. Specifications and various technological and design efforts are described in making fuel cell-powered vehicles reality.


Fuel cell vehicle MIRAI Background Concept Specification Design Performance Safety External power supply Life cycle assessment 


  1. 1.
    Tanaka Y, Inui F, Takeo H (2015) The Mirai FCV as the forerunner of the next century of vehicle development. TOYOTA Tech Rev 61Google Scholar

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© Springer Japan 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Toyota Motor CorporationToyota CityJapan

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