Two Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles (FCEVs) have been delivered to Moreland City Council in Victoria as part of Toyota Australia’s ongoing hydrogen vehicle loan program. 

The Mirai FCEVs loaned to Moreland City Council will be driven on-road in a range of conditions as part of research into the efficiency, usage and benefits of hydrogen technology.

During the loan period of two months, the Mirai FCEVs will be refuelled using a mobile hydrogen refueller at Toyota Australia’s former manufacturing site in Altona in Melbourne’s West.

The announcement of the Moreland City Council loan program follows the Hobson’s Bay City Council, AusNet Services, Mondo, and HMA loan program announcements in late 2018 and early 2019. There are current trials underway with ENGIE and Wyndham Council, also in Victoria.

The Toyota Mirai offers a driving range of approximately 550km when its two on-board tanks are filled with about 5kg of compressed hydrogen. Refuelling from a commercial site takes 3 to 5 minutes. The only tailpipe emission is water vapour.

Source: Motor Trader E-Magazine (July 2019)

9 Jul 2019

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