Official Toyota Mirai EPA Numbers Revealed
With its October release date coming ever closer, Toyota is finally releasing fuel economy numbers for the 2016 Mirai fuel cell vehicle. Are you sitting down? I hope so. Because the 2016 Mirai will get an EPA-estimated 67 MPGe city/highway/combined, and will be able to drive around 312 miles between trips to the refueling station. That’s simply outstanding.
“Toyota realized in the early ’90s that electrification was key to the future of the automobile,” said Toyota North America CEO Jim 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 Mirai is already on sale in Japan, and will enter the US initially in California, with markets on the East Coast following shortly after. The rest of the country will have to wait until there’s a better network of hydrogen refueling stations (although that’s something automakers are working on). The Mirai is a four-door mid-size sedan powered entirely by hydrogen. The car uses hydrogen, oxygen, and a fuel cell to create electricity on-demand, emitting only water vapor through its tailpipe.
Additionally, the Mirai will come with an array of benefits, including three years’ worth of complimentary fuel, three years’ complimentary Safety Connect and Entune, three years of 24/7 customer support, Mirai Complimentary Rental Experience for three years (seven days per year), ToyotaCare, and an 8-year/100,000-mile warranty on key components.