Next-gen Toyota Mirai verified for Australia

2021 Toyota Mirai

Toyota Australian Continent will provide the next-generation hydrogen-powered Mirai sedan to select business and government fleets from the very first one-fourth of 2021.

The initial allocation requires 20 types of the revolutionary fuel-cell electric car (FCEV) – the only emission becoming liquid.

Very first deliveries for the all-new Mirai are expected to coincide with all the commissioning of a solar-powered hydrogen production website and refuelling section supported by the Australian Renewable Energy department (ARENA) at Toyota’s Centre of quality in Altona, Melbourne.

The second-generation Mirai FCEV presents performance and efficiency improvements to your fuel-cell system and expanded on-board hydrogen container capability that substantially increases driving range.

Become revealed in Japan the following month, the brand new Mirai is markedly dissimilar to its forerunner – including an elegant redesign.

A brand new rear-wheel-drive design and smart packaging of three hydrogen tanks (previously two) permits seating capacity to be risen to five (from four).

Toyota Australian Continent sales and advertising vice-president Sean Hanley claims the introduction of the next generation Mirai could be the next step in achieving regional acceptance of FCEVs.

This uses tests associated with first-generation design by many consumers (including councils and utilities companies) since 2016.

“Toyota is focused on accelerating the appeal and diversity of electrified cars that decrease CO2 emissions and polluting of the environment,” Hanley says.

“The easiest way to show the long-term viability and ecological advantages of hydrogen-powered fuel-cell electric vehicles is always to provide automobiles to neighborhood sectors and governments that share our vision of a zero-emission future.”

EV technologies developed over above 20 years – including battery packs, engines and advanced energy-management software – are key into production of many types of electrified cars, including FCEVs, Hanley adds.

Toyota’s capability to speed up electrification in Australian Continent varies according to the development of a sufficient infrastructure, including EV fee points and hydrogen refuelling.

The Australian government has signalled its support for this emerging sector through funding rounds from Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) and ARENA.

The CEFC recently revealed $300 million of financial investment money for hydrogen power projects.

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