TOYOTA MIRAI , First Hydrogen car in Nascar Race

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VIRGINIA - Toyota announced Mirai 2016 will follow Toyota Owners 400 Nascar race at Richmond International Raceway on Saturday, April 25, 2015 night. Mirai participation carve a new history, because this is the first hydrogen-fueled electric cars participating in the prestigious car racing event the United States.

"Having hydrogen-fueled electric vehicle to follow Toyota Owners 400 is a historic moment for Toyota and NASCAR. We are proud that it is Mirai," said Ed Laukes, vice president of marketing, performance, and guest experience Toyota Motor Sales USA, was quoted as saying of Carscoops, Saturday (04/25/2015).

Laukes added, bringing Mirai to Richmond to compete speed is another way Toyota shows innovation and be at the forefront in protecting the environment.

Mirai maximum power reaches 153 HP and equipped four-door sedan Japan make it pass the test to follow the Nascar race. Mirai supported hydrogen that can drive as far as 483 kilometers when a full tank condition. This car is planned to begin shipping to customers in California at the end of 2015.

Mirai participation seemed to open another Toyota history ever tasted in Nascar racing event in 2009. When the Toyota Camry hybrid rely. At that time, Toyota also earned high praise because for the first time in Nascar racing there are hybrid cars.

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