Mirai

Toyota Mirai: the million-mile fleet

A fleet of 27 hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai cars operated by Green Tomato Cars has driven a milestone one million zero-emission miles in and around London. Each Mirai has saved the equivalent of 7.6 tonnes of CO2 over this distance and emitted zero NOx emissions. This contrasts with average new car UK emissions of 120.1g/Km.

Learn more: Toyota Mirai – hydrating the city

This UK first has largely been achieved in the 18 months since the private hire company took on 25 Mirai after starting a trial with two cars in 2015. Building on this success, Green Tomato Cars has added a further 25 Mirai to its fleet this month, giving it the largest zero-emission passenger fleet in the UK.

The Mirai is the flagship of the company’s Zero Emission Executive service, serving 2,000 corporate clients. Green Tomato Cars was the first company of its kind in Europe to take on hydrogen fuel cell cars and has carried 80,000 passengers in Toyota’s ground-breaking fuel cell EV. Each car drives an average of 120 miles per day, with average fare-paying journeys of eight to ten miles.

Jonny Goldstone, founder and CEO of Green Tomato Cars, said: “We’ve been really impressed by the performance of our Mirai fleet and are very proud to have clocked up the magic one million zero-emission miles in these unique cars. Our passengers love them because it means they can travel as responsibly as possible, and so do our drivers.  Running costs are comparable with a Prius and re-fuelling takes the same time as a conventional petrol car.  We’re rolling out the next 25 Mirai on to our fleet right now and hopefully there will be still more to come.”

Learn more: How does the Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle work?

There are currently 137 Toyota Mirai on the road in the UK and combined they will soon break the two-million-mile mark, which will save approximately 412 tons of CO2, emitting only harmless pure water.

Currently, there are eleven hydrogen fuelling stations in the UK, where hydrogen is produced on-site by electrolysis from water. ITM Power, the largest operator of these, will be opening a new station at Gatwick shortly.

The Mirai has proved particularly attractive to business leaders wanting to do their part in starting an energy revolution to protect the environment. In addition to Green Tomato Cars, the Metropolitan Police has 21 cars, which have covered over a quarter of a million miles, and in Aberdeen there are 32 Mirai operated by users including the County and City Councils and the Co-Wheels Car Club. The innovative fuel cell cars have also been taken on by educational establishments such as University College London and Imperial College, by museums, including the Natural History Museum and Science Museum, and by organisations such as Transport for London and JCB.

Toyota has just announced the reveal of the next-generation Mirai concept (above) at the Tokyo Motor Show next week. The new Mirai will be introduced towards the end of 2020, benefiting from a dramatic redesign, a Toyota New Global Architecture platform and improvements to its fuel cell system to achieve better dynamic performance and an even greater driving range.

Comments (4)

  1. It’s absurdly ridiculous that a £60.000 Mirai in 2019 has no remote heating or climate control. The cheaper Prius Prime has it. Why doesn’t the Mirai ?????????????????????? Leather seats fuel cell etc but no remore climate control. Toyota wake up !!!

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for getting in touch. While the Mirai is a £60,000 car, the focus of this vehicle is on the fuel cell technology and you are correct that it doesn’t include this feature. In addition, the Prius Plug-in or Prime as it is known in Northern America, also doesn’t have this feature in the UK market.

      The new Mirai is on its way and we will release further spec details in the future. For now, you can read more about this here: https://blog.toyota.co.uk/new-mirai-toyota-to-preview-next-gen-hydrogen-car-at-tokyo-motor-show

      Thanks.

  2. I want to see the Toyota mirai all electric power engine’s ,2.9 litre V6 sport racing feature’s sport’s saloon’s all wheel drive and 4 wheel drive cruise control power steering Central locking mechanism sattalite navigation system panaramic sunroof hifi wifi networks control’s music consol 10 airbags automatic captions automatic message automatic transmission automatic shift’s automatic folding wing mirrors automatic gears automatic front and rear cctv infrared parking camera’s multimedia interface automatic front and rear led lights front and rear heated seats automatic front and rear wiper’s automatic front and rear windows climate control handsfree steering built-in aerial plenty of leg room plenty of storage space plenty of usb connections automatic reversing via mobile phone device 6 turbocharger 🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵🇯🇵I want to see new designs of toyota peaseo sports liftback racing machine and MR2 Spyder toyota tercel and liteace and corona and starlet and IQ and toyota haice people carrier sport’s luxurious and elegant and classy and stylish interior and exterior matching wing mirrors family entertainment system panaramic sunroof hifi wifi networks control’s music consol 10 airbags front and rear cctv infrared parking camera’s plenty of leg room plenty of storage space plenty of usb connections plenty of power points larger booth blue tooth CD and MP3 player colourful instruments smooth performance keyless remote control ignition switch voice control steering wheel adjustment.i want to see sera sports gull wing door’s sport’s luxurious and elegant coupe 4 exhaust’s 6 turbocharger all wheel drive and 4 wheel drive cruise control 3.8 litre V12

    1. Hi there,

      Thanks for your message and wow what a list this is! While we don’t have any future product information to share, you never know what we might release in the future…

      Thanks.

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