The production process for the Mirai is more akin to a boutique sportscar than the high-volume efficiency Toyota usually shows. There’s no belt moving them along, and instead each one is pushed between areas. With so much riding on these models, this approach is meant to guarantee an attention to quality.

“These facilities are not so advanced. Rather, we rely on the work of our skilled employees. This is similar to how things were when Toyota was just starting out,” said Toyota President Akio Toyoda during a ceremony at the plant, according to Automotive News.

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