At the L.A. Auto Show this week, leading car makers revealed their plans for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which use the most common molecule in the universe for power and release only water vapor as exhaust.

Toyota made a splash at the Auto Show by announcing that its hydrogen fuel cell system in a four-passenger sedan, the Mirai, will begin selling in December.

The midsized Mirai will have a base sticker price of $57,500. Toyota said the Mirai can accelerate from 0-60 mph in 9.0 seconds, and also claims the car can go from 25 to 40 mph (to pass other vehicles) in about three seconds.

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