Toyota and ride-pooling startup CleverShuttle travel >2M km in Germany with the Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Mirai
German ride-pooling startup CleverShuttle has traveled more than 2.2 million kilometers emission-free within 24 months and has transported 567,000 passengers using 45 Toyota Fuel Cell Sedan Mirai.
While it took 15 months to reach the first million kilometers, CleverShuttle reached the second million in just under ten months.
CleverShuttle, with the involvement of Deutsche Bahn as a shareholder since 2015, is primarily used by people interested in technology and environment who want to be transferred in a CO2-neutral manner. Trips can be booked via an app, after which customers are picked up at a preferred location and driven to their desired destination. By bundling passengers with similar routes, the mobility service ensures low prices, up to 40% below conventional taxis.
The cooperation started in September 2017 with initially 20 Toyota Fuel Cell Mirai in Hamburg. Fueling of the vehicles is done at refueling stations of H2 MOBILITY, the joint venture established to expand the nationwide hydrogen infrastructure. CleverShuttle increased the Toyota Mirai fleet up to 45 units that are now being used in Hamburg, as well as in Munich and Stuttgart.
The Toyota Mirai was introduced in 2014 and has been available in Germany since 2015.