Published on November 26th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
The Mirai arrives in Hamburg- birthplace of the automobile
Germany is the third market to deliver the Toyota Mirai to customers in Europe after the United Kingdom and Denmark. Yesterday the Toyota Mirai (“Future” in Japanese) was handed over to the very first German customer. The new owner, Nikolaus W. Schües, from Hamburg, has been promoting hydrogen technology via the Hamburg Hydrogen Society for over 27 years and now with the Mirai the hydrogen future has truly become a reality for him.
The longstanding chairman of the “Hamburg Hydrogen Society”, Mr. Schües is an advocate for climate protection and clean energy through hydrogen. Mr Schües has received the keys to his new car from Masahisa Nagata, Executive Vice of President Research and Development at Toyota Motor Europe.
The ancient Hanseatic city on the Alster and Elbe is a pioneer in fuel cell technology: Hamburg, having the world’s largest fuel cell bus fleet, has been driving the expansion of hydrogen infrastructure with various partners, now having four H2 fuelling stations and planned to build the fifth in Q1 of 2016.