Toyota’s Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will give 312 miles after a single fill of hydrogen. It is equivalent to an EPA estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent city/highway/combined. Toyota’s Mirai is expected arrive at the dealers this fall.
Announcing the details at a conference on Tuesday in Colorado, Toyota’s Jim Lentz announced that the automaker’s forthcoming fuel cell electric vehicle an EPA estimated 67 miles mpge and 312 miles in one fill. It is better than the Tesla Model S 85D which has a mileage of 270 miles in one fill. Mirai according to the Toyota spokesman is the first zero emission car in the market that has a mileage of 300+ range.
Tesla, at least in the US has a reputation as a leader in the brave new electrified vehicle world. Tesla is expected to get a head start with its $35,000 Model 3 (III). To maintain its leadership Tesla needs to extend the range of its vehicles. Toyota needs to jump into the fuel cell because it is the technology the world is heading towards with emphasis on green solutions.
Mirai is the world’s mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle. It is a four-door, mid-size sedan and derives its power through hydrogen, oxygen and a fuel cell, and emits nothing but water vapor. The Mirai comes with a price tag of $57,500, and Toyota will offer a lease of $499 per month on a down payment of $3649. Toyota is also offering an offer of 3 years’ worth of complimentary fuel or $15000 maximum. Along with this is an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty on components. The warranty will cover hydrogen tanks, hybrid battery pack, electronic control unit and fuel cell stack and power control unit.
Toyota and Tesla are not alone in this endeavor. GM is rubbing shoulders with its Chevy Bolt, the all-electric EV with a 200-mile range