Despite the small hydrogen refueling infrastructure in the US, Toyota is moving forward on the innovative Mirai Fuel Cell Vehicle (FCV). Using state-of-the-art technologies, this model promises to be more powerful, efficient, and affordable than its gasoline counterparts.
According to AutoBlog, the Toyota Mirai FCV is set to start selling in places like California, where there are over 48 hydrogen fueling stations so far. Starting at $58,000, the Mirai is currently only being offered at eight Toyota dealers on the West Coast, but that looks like it might change in the near future.
“Toyota is working with infrastructure developers on the west coast and the east coast. Infrastructure is vastly improved this year over last year but it’s still lagging,” said Craig Scott, national alternative fuel vehicle manager at Toyota. “There’s still a lot of development work that needs to occur. I often say that the infrastructure is a generation behind the vehicle.”
Though California is one of the few states to embrace alternative fuel technologies, there has also been progress in areas like Oklahoma and Georgia. With gasoline prices steadily rising, we hope the new Mirai will come to Lancaster sooner rather than later.