Toyota's Mirai fuel cell sedan can travel 312 miles on a single fill of hydrogen and offers 67 mpg equivalent in all driving cycles, according to fuel economy ratings from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The vehicle now has the longest range of any zero-emission vehicle on the market, according to Toyota. The Mirai will arrive at California dealerships this fall.
With the ratings, the Mirai now becomes the only ZEV that can top 300 miles. Tesla's Model S with the 85 killowatt-per-hour battery pack tops out at 265 miles. Jim Lentz, Toyota North America's chief executive, announced the performance data at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado.
The Mirai is the first mass-produced hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle and competes against other gasoline-powered mid-size sedans. The Mirai creates electricity using hydrogen, oxygen and a fuel cell, and emits water vapor.
Mirai drivers receive other benefits such as three years of complementary fuel, in-car technology, road-care assistance and an eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty on "key fuel cell vehicle components," according to Toyota.
Mirai owners receive three years of complimentary Safety Connect and Entune infotainment system, which includes a hydrogen-station-finder app. Owners receive three years of 24/7 customer call support, a complimentary rental for seven days per year for three years, and a ToyotaCare roadside assistance and service plan that includes no-cost scheduled maintenance for three years or 35,000 miles and enhanced roadside assistance with expedited towing and a trip interruption reimbursement.
Originally posted on Automotive Fleet