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Published on October 14th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez

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Toyota Mirai the car of choice for Transport for London

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, today welcomed news that the Toyota Mirai, the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell sedan, is coming to London, as part of his work to pioneer the use of cleaner technology for the future of the British capital’s transport and infrastructure.

Mayor of London Toyota Mirai Boris Johnson (4)

The mayor visited Toyota’s headquarters today during a three-day trade mission to Japan and took the opportunity to test drive Mirai. The mayor also discussed London’s position as a market for alternative fuel cars with Toyota senior management.Transport for London is in the first group of UK Mirai customers, together with private car service Greentomatocars and hydrogen energy system manufacturer ITM Power.

Mayor of London Toyota Mirai Boris Johnson (3)

United Kingdom has been chosen to be one of the three European “first wave” countries along with Germany and Denmark to start selling the fuel cell sedan as of this month. Belgium has been announced to join the three countries in the first half of 2016 as the hydrogen infrastructure develops.

Mayor of London Toyota Mirai Boris Johnson (2)

For green technology to contribute to the environment, it needs to become widespread. Toyota has already taken the initiative in popularising Hybrid Vehicles. With the Mirai, Toyota is bringing an innovation greater than that of the first-generation Prius to market, and will do all it can to popularise the Mirai and the associated FCV technology.

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