The Toyota Mirai, one of the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicles, has surpassed 3000 sales in America’s Golden State. Having reached this new milestone, Mirais make up more than 80 percent of all hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles in the United States.
The Toyota Mirai, a four-door, mid-size sedan, is a zero-emission hydrogen vehicle with an EPA estimated driving range rating of 502 kilometres. Its performance fully competes with traditional internal combustion engines, but uses no gasoline. With a refuelling time of approximately five minutes, the Mirai creates electricity using hydrogen, oxygen and a fuel cell, and emits nothing but water vapour in the process.
Toyota continues its work to build a hydrogen society and remains committed to supporting the development of a hydrogen refuelling network.Thirty-one retail hydrogen stations are now open for business in California, with an additional 12 stations projected to open in California in 2018. Toyota continues to partner with FirstElement Fuels and Shell to support the creation of a broad network of hydrogen infrastructure in California.
Toyota is also collaborating with Air Liquide, a producer of industrial gases, to set up a network of 12 hydrogen fuelling stations stretching from New York to Boston, with the first station expected to launch in Boston later this year.
In addition, Toyota is building a new Tri-Gen facility at the Port of Long Beach that will use bio-waste sourced from California’s agricultural industry to generate water, electricity and hydrogen. The hydrogen will power all Toyota fuel-cell vehicles moving through the Port, including new deliveries of the Mirai sedan and Toyota’s heavy-duty hydrogen fuel-cell class 8 truck, known as Project Portal.