Toyota today (13th April) has launched the demonstration lease program of its new Mirai on a 36 month/60k km contract at $1,750/month for three years, covering fuel.
The launch follows a small-scale trial program initiated in 2018 with ten cars of the first generation Mirai, conducted in collaboration with local Melbourne councils and utility companies.
Toyota Australia Vice President Sales, Marketing and Franchise Operations Sean Hanley said, “With the introduction of the zero-emission Mirai FCEV and its use by pioneering organisations, Toyota is continuing that journey as we aim to achieve zero emissions from our vehicles by 2050 under the global Toyota Environmental Challenge 2050.”
Toyota launched the new generation Mirai in Japan late last year. It developed Victoria’s first permanent hydrogen production and refuelling facility at the Centre of Excellence in Altona. Recently Toyota Australia has started a larger demonstration program importing 20 Mirai.
Mirai uses an advanced fuel cell powertrain of 128 kW 330-cell fuel cell stack, three compressed hydrogen tanks, a lithium-ion battery and an integrated electric motor and rear transaxle.
The hydrogen is stored in three carbon fibered made tanks with a combined capacity of 5.6 kg, providing a range of around 650kg.