The new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle will offer an estimated 67 miles (107.8 km) per gallon equivalent (mpge) in city-highway driving and a driving range rating of 312 miles (502 km) on a single fill of hydrogen.
Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz announced the EPA-estimated performance figures at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen in the US state of Colorado. Mirai is the only zero emission electric vehicle on the market that tops the 300 mile range milestone.
“Toyota realized in the early 90’s that electrification was key to the future of the automobile,” said Lentz. “Just as the Prius introduced hybrid-electric vehicles to millions of customers nearly twenty years ago, the Mirai is now poised to usher in a new era of efficient, hydrogen transportation.”
The world’s first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle, the Toyota Mirai is a four-door, mid-size sedan with performance that fully competes with traditional internal combustion engines – but uses no gasoline.
Instead, Mirai creates electricity on demand using hydrogen, oxygen and a fuel cell, and emits nothing but water vapour in the process.
Toyota will offer Mirai buyers a comprehensive, ownership experience offering a range of world-class services, including complimentary fuel and safety and maintenance services, a statement said.