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Should we take every car and replace it with the car that runs on hydrogen, the Toyota Mirai?

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Started: 2/26/2015 Category: Cars
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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airoil937

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It is the year 2015 and you currently are driving a car down the highway when you see an accident. You then wonder, "What are people even doing to stop these crashes?" Just then, you see this car that you have never seen. It is called a Toyota Mirai. The car is speeding down the road and gets really close to a car, and almost becomes an accident, when all of a sudden, the car stops. If every car is taken and changed to a Toyota Mirai, then more and more people will be saved.

The benefits of a Toyota Mirai are actually greater than the best-selling car, the Toyota Corolla, which would have a question like this: What are those benefits? These benefits are that refueling a Toyota Mirai takes about 3-5 minutes, a lot faster than the recharging time for a EV (electric vehicle) car, which is 10 hours for a Chevy Volt plug-in-hybrid and 20 hours for a Nissan Leaf if you use a 120 volt-socket (info from: https://www.google.com...). Another benefit of the Toyota Mirai is that if people are going too fast and are getting closer to another car, the Toyota Mirai would give you an indication at about 200 feet away from the other car to stop or slow down.

The Toyota Mirai runs on hydrogen and oxygen, which then releases water, but how does that work? Since the carbon-fiber fuel tanks that holds the hydrogen, air, at the same time, is being collected through the front of the car when the car is being driven. Then "the hydrogen and the oxygen travel down to the fuel cell stack which then goes through a chemical reaction of making electricity to power the vehicle" and to release H2O and nothing else through the tail pipe (info from: http://www.toyota.com... and the 2015 Washington Auto Show (Toyota Section)).

The Toyota Mirai uses three things to achieve 300 miles to the empty tank. Those three things are: a hybrid car, a fuel cell car, and an electric car. But how did Akio Toyoda (the owner of Toyota) get an idea like this? Hydrogen and oxygen is sent to the fuel cell stack (the fuel cell) and combines together to make H2O. But how is the car also a hybrid and an electric car? I said that hydrogen and oxygen go through a chemical reaction, so the hydrogen and oxygen not only makes water, it also makes electricity. Then the electricity is then sent to the front of the car (towards the engine) to power the front wheels, the motor, the drive battery, and the power control unit" (info from: http://www.toyota-global.com... and http://www.toyota.com...). The Toyota Mirai is also a hybrid car because when electricity and hydrogen mix up in a car, it then becomes hybrid.

The Toyota Mirai has more of an advantage on protecting people with every benefit and also has a long lasting type of fuel, which is hydrogen, so you can get a longer drive and a better car for a price of $57,500 or with a lease of $499 (plus tax) (info from:

http://www.wsj.com...).

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""Toyota Mirai " The Turning Point." Toyota Mirai " The Turning Point. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2015.

""Toyota Global Site | Fuel Cell Vehicle." Toyota Global Site. N.p., n.d. Web. 1 Feb. 2015.

""Toyota Prices New Fuel-Cell Vehicle." WSJ. N.p., n.d. Web. 01 Feb. 2015.
Apretti3

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Did you seriously say we should take people's cars and replace them? You can not infringe on people's rights. There could be a car that runs on greenhouse gases but nobody can make me have it. This sounds like a great car, but the government can not seize citizens possessions.
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