Sales of the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle has surpassed 3,000 units in California. Having reached this new milestone, Mirai make up more than 80% 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 EP- estimated driving range rating of 312 miles and 67 mpge city/highway/combined. Refueling time is approximately five minutes.
Toyota continues its work to build a hydrogen society and remains committed to supporting the development of a hydrogen refueling network.Thirty-one retail hydrogen stations are now open for business in California, with an additional twelve 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 fueling 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 fuel 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.
Toyota has also established a range of partnerships with both private and public entities as well as academic institutions to further accelerate its vision of a hydrogen-based future.