By Colin Ryan
The 2021 Toyota Mirai The 2021 Toyota Mirai is a fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) and Toyota’s TM, -1.22% newest flagship sedan. It won’t cost anything to refuel for about three years and the only emissions are water molecules. On top of that, it’s based on the same refined platform as the Lexus LS large luxury sedan.
These are the considerable upsides. Sadly, the new Mirai is only available in California and Hawaii right now. That’s because this car needs hydrogen to run and most of the few refueling stations are in the Golden State, with one on the island of Oahu. “Mirai” means “future” in Japanese, a fitting name in light of the fact that hydrogen-fueled vehicles are considered the next step in personal transportation beyond hybrids and battery-powered cars.
But plans to expand the supply infrastructure did not progress much in 2020. We could be looking at 2030 before there’s a decent network. The 2021 Toyota Mirai Even so, there are still 43 stations on the mainland. Some stretch from San Diego to Santa Barbara by way of Los Angeles, with a cluster in the Bay Area and a few in Sacramento. At least paying for the […]
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