Published on October 21st, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Toyota presents the Mirai to it’s first batch of UK customers
Toyota marked the arrival of its Mirai fuel cell sedan on Britain’s roads with the handover of vehicles to its first customers at a ceremony hosted today at Toyota (GB) PLC’s Surrey headquarters. Mirai is the world’s first hydrogen fuel cell sedan, benefiting from Toyota research and development of the fuel cell technology spanning for over two decades, and world-leading experience in hybrid vehicle power systems.
Using hydrogen gas to generate electricity within a fuel cell stack, Mirai produces no tailpipe emissions other than water. Spacious, refined, comfortable and safe, it combines its advanced technology with superb practicality: a full-tank driving range of around 500 kilometres bears comparison with a petrol-powered car and the refuelling process only takes about three minutes to complete.
The UK is among the first wave of markets in Europe for Mirai, together with Germany, Denmark and Belgium. Toyota expects 12 to be on the road in the UK before the end of this year, including four vehicles announced by Transport for London last week. This was the very first customer delivery of the Toyota Mirai on the European market, the event has signified the start of deliveries for the countries of the first wave – the second delivery event will take place in Denmark on October 22nd, Germany will follow in the beginning of November, and Belgium in Q1 2016.