In the market for a zero-emissions vehicle that can travel almost as far as a regular gas-powered vehicle? Up until now, you’re only choice has been the Tesla Model S with its 265 mile range – but Toyota just announced that the 2016 Mirai fuel-cell vehicle has a driving range of 312 miles, which is longer than any other zero-emissions vehicle on the market.
Hydrogen fuel-cell vehicles are quickly becoming more available with the recent introduction of the Hyundai Tucson fuel-cell and the upcoming Honda fuel-cell vehicle. The Mirai is rated at 67 MPGe and buyers will enjoy the fact that Toyota is throwing in three year’s worth of complimentary fuel.
“Toyota realized in the early 90’s 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 twenty years ago, the Mirai is now poised to usher in a new era of efficient, hydrogen transportation.”
The 2016 Mirai is expected to arrive in October. Pricing starts at $57,500, but you can also lease the Mirai for three years for $499 a month.
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