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Toyota increasing production of Mirai fuel cell vehicle

Toyota Motor Corporation will increase production of the Mirai fuel cell sedan, which launched in Japan on 15 December 2014. The new plan calls for production to increase from the 2015 level of 700 units to approximately 2,000 units in 2016 and approximately 3,000 units in 2017.

Considering the approximately 1,500 orders received in the first month of sales in Japan, and the upcoming launches in Europe and the United States later this year, Toyota decided that the supply structure should be adjusted to reflect the level of demand for the vehicle.

Toyota will formulate sales plans for Japan, the US and Europe following the production increases taking into consideration each region’s level of hydrogen infrastructure development, energy policies, car-purchasing subsidies, consumer demand, environmental regulations, and other factors.



With opened-free FC patents, could Toyota go one step further and help low labour cost countries to produce much lower cost FCVs components?

Export-Import should be free of usual tarifs, at least for the next 20 years?


In this hydrogen story it's the numbers that do not make sense. Too costly for the cars and hydrogen fuel, too costly for the hydrogen stations, too few hydrogen car sales. This is sad, it won't be a success. I said numerous time to discover a way to produce hydrogen with an cheap efficient method. I think it is a political project headed to bankruptcy like project better place.

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