With hydrogen fill stations popping up everywhere on the West Coast, Toyota couldn’t be more excited for the release of the Mirai fuel cell vehicle (FCV). This model is set to be Toyota’s first production hydrogen vehicle, revolutionizing the industry with its high-efficiency engine, and cheap fuel source.
The Toyota Mirai FCV will only be released in California for now, according to Autoblog. That’s because a majority of the country’s hydrogen fill stations are located there, about 48 so far. Nonetheless, states like Georgia and Oklahoma have already adopted measures for fill stations, and many more are expected to do so as well.
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“Toyota is working with infrastructure developers on the west coast and the east coast. Infrastructure is vastly improved this year over last year but it’s still lagging,” said the alternative fuel vehicle manager at Toyota, Craig Scott. “There’s still a lot of development work that needs to occur. I often say that the infrastructure is a generation behind the vehicle.”
The Mirai will start around $58,000, though with government rebates and a wider sales range, this model could be significantly cheaper in the future. It is set to go on sale at eight dealerships in California. We can’t wait to see it in action in the short future.