The World's Biggest Car Company Wants to Get Rid of Gasoline

The internal combustion engine is over. The world’s biggest auto company is ready
Toyota President Akio Toyoda Photographer: Jeremy Liebman

The first thing you notice about the Mirai, Toyota’s new $62,000, four-door family sedan, is that it’s no Camry, an international symbol of bland conformity. First there are the in-your-face, angular grilles on the car’s front end. These deliver air to (and cool) a polymer fuel-cell stack under the hood. Then there’s the wavy, layered sides, meant to evoke a droplet of water. It looks like it was driven off the set of the Blade Runner sequel.

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