Toyota Canada announced that the Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle is coming to Canada this year. As Toyota kicked off its participation in the Montréal International Auto Show, the company confirmed it would launch starting with select fleets in Québec.
Hydro Québec is the world’s fourth-largest producer of clean hydro-electricity; the hydrogen used to drive Mirai will be produced from clean sources too. Toyota Canada has been working closely with partners in Québec over the past year—in particular, the Ministries of Energy, Environment, and Transportation—to ensure the introduction of an appropriate fueling infrastructure in the province.
The arrival of the Mirai in Québec is perfectly in line with the adoption of the zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) standard last December, which aims to substantially increase the number of electric cars on Québec roads.
This standard will give Québecers access to a wider range of electric vehicles or plug-in hybrids. Toyota’s announcement demonstrates that builders are hard at work to meet the greenhouse gas reduction targets we collectively set for the benefit of our planet and future generations.—Isabelle Melançon, Minister of Sustainable Development, the Environment and the Fight Against Climate Change
The Mirai’s introduction follows the successful market launch of the Toyota Prius Prime plug-in hybrid vehicle in the Canadian market. The company launched a real-world market trial of Prius Prime in Québec in mid-2017, and the success of that experience set the stage for expanding Prius Prime to the rest of Canada this year.