Toyota Mirai To Be Pace Car For Toyota Owners 400 NASCAR Race

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The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing, or NASCAR as it is better known has its concern about the amount of pollution being caused.

So this week, NASCAR is celebrating Race to Green initiative, by running the Toyota Mirai as the pace car during this week end.

Among the efforts made are recycling of 120,000 tyres, 200,000 gallons of oil and a partnership between Chevrolet and Pocono Raceway to use recycled Chevy Volt battery covers to make shelter and help save the endangered bats.

Getting back to the Mirai now, the car is a result of over 20 years of hard work in terms of research and development.

The Mirai runs 300 miles (480 km) on a full tank of Hydrogen, that can be refuelled in a matter of minutes.

Robert Wimmer, the person incharge of Toyota's energy and environmental research compares the Mirai with the NASCAR cars, by how quickly they can refuel and the distance they can go with a single tank—only difference is zero emission.

The Mirai has been on sale in Japan since December 2014, and they are sold out for the next three years.

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Story first published: Friday, April 24, 2015, 14:15 [IST]
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