TodayApril 15, 2022

Toyota Prius, emissions, and the Toyota Mirai fuel cell

Toyota Prius battery

Toyota Division Group Vice President and General Manager Bill Fay talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation about the all new 2016 Toyota Prius and the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle.

The 2016 Toyota Prius comes in different models and different batteries; a Nickel Metal Hydride or a Lithium Ion battery. The NiMh battery is tried and true for Toyota, and a first for the Prius. Not all countries can recycle lithium-ion batteries to Toyota’s satisfaction, so some Prius’s will continue to have NiMh batteries.

Toyota Mirai fuel cell

Fay talks about the Mirai fuel cell vehicle and California’s obligation to create the infrastructure for hydrogen. Will Toyota be able to meet the requirements of SB-32 Zero Emission Vehicle Act if it passes?

Lou Ann Hammond

Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and board member of the Women in Automotive.