Toyota is developing hydrogen-powered cars

Updated Sep 16, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Toyota Mirai is a hydrogen-powered car developed by Toyota. It's built on a Lexus platform and its one good looking vehicle.

1. Toyota develops hydrogen-powered cars

In recent years, more and more car companies are investing vast sums of resources into developing hybrids and electric-powered vehicles. There is, after all, a lot of concrete evidence supporting climate change coming to light especially here in the Philippines.

For Toyota though, it seems now that they’re considering an alternative fuel source for cars other than plain old plug-in/battery despite the popularity of the Prius especially in Europe and in the United States.

While that may be the case, it's by no means less environmentally friendly than an electric-powered car. That being said, this means of propulsion even has the potential to be better.

Ladies and gents, meet the Toyota Mirai and from the looks of the car, It’s probably one of those rare environmentally friendly cars that we can confidently say that's really fun to drive. This is because the Toyota Mirai was built on the same platform as the Lexus LS sedan and the LC coupe. Two sexy looking and very capable cars on their own right.

Toyota Mirai front view

The Toyota Mirai looks very much like a Lexus but more...shark-like? Basking shark maybe?

>>> Check out: Hyundai’s next-gen hydrogen fuel cell SUV promises 800km range.

2. How it works

If you remember your high-school chemistry lecture, you’ll know that water molecules are composed of one oxygen atom and two hydrogen atoms. If you combine compressed hydrogen by feeding it into a fuel cell stack consisting of an anode and cathode. The anode makes the hydrogen release electrons.

These electrons then pass through the cathode creating electricity. The electricity is of course stored in a battery which in turn powers an electric motor. And yes, the only by-product from operating a hydrogen-powered car is water.

While this means of propulsion isn’t new by any stretch, the return of the Mirai is still certainly a major development from the Japanese brand. Other recent hydrogen-powered models to watch out for is the Hyundai Nexo launched in 2018.

Toyota Mirai's interior

Quintessentially Toyota but made hyper-modern

3. More details to come…

As of now, details about the Toyota Mirai are still scant. We do know that the old Mirai can reach a range of 300 miles and that both the old and the new versions are four-door sedans. For more details though like what kind of fuel cell its packing or what kind of electric motor will turn its wheels, we’ll have to wait until the Tokyo Motor Show on October 24, 2019.

Side of the Toyota Mirai highlighting the wheels

Toyota gave the Mirai a set of really good looking spoked wheels

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Know more about Toyota


For the local market, Toyota Philippines offers 22 car models. The most affordable of these is the Toyota Wigo hatchback. Toyota also has three sedan models namely the Vios, the Corolla Altis, and the Camry. It then has one entry to the pickup truck segment, the Hilux. For coupes, Toyota Philippines offers two models: the GT 86 and the Supra. The Toyota local SUV segment has four models. These include the Fortuner, Land Cruiser, and Land Cruiser Prado. The Toyota MPV segment for the Philippines has three models: the Avanza, Rush, and the Innova. Then there are two Toyota vans in the Philippine market: the Hiace and the Hiace Super Grandia. For hatchbacks, there's the Wigo, the GR Yaris, Prius, and the Yaris, while the minivan segment then has the Alphard. And lastly, the crossovers sold by Toyota include the Corolla Cross, and the RAV4.

Here at, we provide the complete Toyota Philippines Price list for 2023, which we update on a monthly basis. Besides that, we also list the latest and hottest car promos ranging from low monthly amortizations, cash discounts, and low downpayments. 

For more information about the Toyota Philippines price list for 2023, as well other details regarding the brand, continue below.

Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.


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