Next-Gen Toyota Mirai Confirmed for Australia
Toyota Australia will deliver the next-generation hydrogen-powered Mirai sedan to select business and government fleets from the first quarter of 2021.
The initial allocation involves 20 examples of the fuel-cell electric vehicle (FCEV), and first deliveries are expected to coincide with the commissioning of a solar-powered hydrogen production site and refuelling station supported by ARENA at Toyota’s Centre of Excellence in the Melbourne suburb of Altona.
The company says the second-generation Mirai FCEV introduces performance and efficiency improvements to the fuel-cell system and expanded on-board hydrogen tank capacity that substantially increases driving range.
There’s a new look for the Mirai, a new rear-wheel-drive layout and packaging of the three hydrogen tanks (previously two) allows seating capacity to be increased to five (from four).
“Toyota is committed to accelerating the popularity and diversity of electrified vehicles that reduce CO2 emissions and air pollution,” said Sean Hanley, Toyota Australia Vice President Sales and Marketing.
“The best way to demonstrate the long-term viability and environmental benefits of hydrogen-powered fuel-cell electric vehicles is to supply cars to local industries and governments that share our vision of a zero-emission future.”
4 January 2021