Toyota says its new Mirai hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (EV) will offer a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)-estimated 67 miles per gallon equivalent (mpge) city/highway/combined when it hits dealerships in California this fall.
The vehicle will also have an EPA-estimated driving range rating of 312 miles on a single fill of hydrogen, and Toyota claims the Mirai is the only zero-emission EV on the market that tops the 300-mile-range milestone.
Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz announced the EPA-estimated performance figures at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Aspen, Colo.
‘Toyota realized in the early 90s that electrification was key to the future of the automobile,’ said Lentz. ‘Just as the Prius introduced hybrid-electric vehicles to millions of customers nearly 20 years ago, the Mirai is now poised to usher in a new era of efficient, hydrogen transportation.’
According to Toyota, the Mirai is a four-door, midsize sedan with performance that fully competes with traditional internal combustion engines without using gasoline. Instead, Mirai creates electricity on demand using hydrogen, oxygen and a fuel cell, and emits nothing but water vapor in the process, adds the company.
Toyota says that it will also provide Mirai drivers with a comprehensive range of services, including the following:Â Â
– Three years' worth of complimentary fuel;
– Three years of complimentary Safety Connect and Entune, including hydrogen station finder app;
– Three years of 24/7 customer call support;
– Mirai Complimentary Rental Experience for seven days per year for three years;
– Enhanced ToyotaCare, offering no-cost scheduled maintenance for three years, or 35,000 miles, whichever comes first; as well as no-cost enhanced roadside assistance for three years, regardless of mileage, including expedited towing service and trip interruption reimbursement at a maximum of $500 per day for up to five days per incident; and
– Eight-year/100,000-mile warranty on key fuel cell vehicle components, including the FC stack and power control unit; FC hydrogen tanks; hybrid battery pack and ECU; FC air compressor, boost converter and ECU; hybrid control module (power management control module); and hydrogen fueling ECU.
Beginning this summer, California customers can request a Mirai by visiting www.toyota.com/mirai.
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