Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Mirai’s air conditioning and fuel consumption

1. 𝐔𝐬𝐞𝐬 As with any car with air conditioning, the Mirai’s ac needs fuel to operate. How much fuel does it consume? This question is of interest to fuel economy: what hit does the MPGe take with the ac on? … Continue reading

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The Mirai’s MPGe at 50 mph

The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has estimated the combined city/highway miles-per-gallon-equivalent (MPGe) of the Toyota Mirai at 67 MPGe, and the range of its 5 kg tank as 312 miles.  Since neither of these numbers are terribly useful without … Continue reading

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Carbon footprints

California awards Zero Emission Vehicles or ZEVs its coveted white sticker, entitling its solo driver to drive in the high-occupancy-vehicle (HOV) or carpool lane.  The state’s rationale is that CO2-emitting vehicles are contributing to a gradual rise in temperature over … Continue reading

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