Make Hydrogen Happen
Despite low sales owing to the slow rollout of hydrogen infrastructure, the Toyota Mirai fuel cell car isn’t going away. A next-generation Mirai will bow in 2020, Toyota chairman Takeshi Uchiyamada said at a hydrogen conference in Tokyo, according to Automotive News Europe (europe.autonews.com/automakers/toyota-prepares-next-mirai-fuel-cell-car-2020-launch).
The current-generation Mirai first appeared in 2014, so it’s about time for a new version. The Mirai was the first modern hydrogen fuel cell car intended to be sold in large numbers, but infrastructure hasn’t caught up to Toyota’s ambitious plans. With so few places to fill up with hydrogen, United States sales are currently limited to California (www.digitaltrends.com/cars/hydrogen-fuel-cell-vehicles-thriving-california/). Toyota sold just 1,700 cars in the U.S. last year. {Read more at the DigitalTrends website (www.digitaltrends.com/cars/toyota-mirai-hydrogen-fuel-cell-car-redesign-reports/)}