And EPA-Estimated 67 MPGe for the Mirai Fuel Cell Car
Toyota is talking up a U.S. EPA-estimated single-fill range of 312 miles for its hydrogen fuel cell-powered Mirai, with combined fuel efficiency of 67 miles per gallon equivalent. The car, already available in Japan, is to hit California dealerships later this year.
“Mirai is the only zero emission electric vehicle on the market that tops the 300 mile range milestone,” Toyota says.
“We’re hoping to deliver our first vehicles in late October,” says national advanced technology vehicles marketing manager Ed LaRocque.
$499 per Month
The car will be available for lease for $499 per month or for sale for $57,500. Drivers will be given three years or $15,000 worth of fuel, as well as 24/7 support.
Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz announced the EPA-estimated performance figures at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado.
Electrification: ‘Key to the Future of the Automobile’
“Toyota realized in the early 90’s that electrification was key to the future of the automobile,” he said. “Just as the Prius introduced hybrid-electric vehicles to millions of customers nearly twenty years ago, the Mirai is now poised to usher in a new era of efficient, hydrogen transportation.”
Toyota says that Mirai is “the world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle… a four-door, mid-size sedan with performance that fully competes with traditional internal combustion engines – but uses no gasoline.”
Separately, Toyota, Honda and Nissan have agreed on the key details of their agreement to develop a hydrogen fueling infrastructure in Japan, pledging to “deliver the best possible customer service and create a convenient, hassle-free refueling network for owners of fuel cell vehicles.”
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