Transport for London is in the first group of UK customers for the Toyota Mirai fuel cell vehicle, together with private car service Greentomatocars and hydrogen energy system manufacturer ITM Power.
During a three-day trade mission to Japan, Mayor of London Boris Johnson visited Toyota Headquarters and took the opportunity to test drive Mirai.
It is fantastic that London will benefit from these new state-of-the-art hydrogen vehicles. By embracing this technology of the future, we aim to consolidate hydrogen’s role as a practical alternative fuel for the 21st century and beyond. I am sure that Transport for London will provide the ideal environment for us to see everything Mirai can do and, in doing so, take another great step towards improving air quality in our city and protecting the health of Londoners.—Boris Johnson
The United Kingdom is one of the three European “first wave” countries along with Germany and Denmark to start selling the fuel cell sedan as of this month. Belgium has been announced to join the three countries in the first half of 2016 as the hydrogen infrastructure develops.
Transport for London is a local government body responsible for most aspects of the transport system in Greater London in England. Its role is to implement the transport strategy and to manage transport services across London.