The future is just around the corner for the people of Sweden and Norway. The Toyota Mirai, the fuel cell sedan zero emissions Toyota, will be marketed this summer in both Nordic countries, which will continue so in the wake of other European countries have already launched Mirai – “future” in Japanese in 2015 (United Kingdom, Germany and Denmark) or early 2016 (Belgium). At the end of this year it will be the turn of the Netherlands. Toyota Mirai went on sale in Japan in December 2014 and in addition to some European markets sold in the EE. UU. since 2015.
In Norway, the release of Toyota Mirai comes at a time when, in addition to the five existing hydrogen stations in the east, two local suppliers and One-x- -HyOP have committed to installing more than 20 additional for all Norwegian geography 2020. in addition, hydrogen stations will be a priority in the National Transport Plan 2018-2029 of the Government of Norway, which will be accompanied by increased funding.
In Norway, Toyota customers can enjoy the same benefits that owners of electric vehicles, ie exemptions from VAT and other taxes on the purchase, access to bus lanes and free on tolls.
Similarly to neighboring Norway, Sweden already has some hydrogen stations in major cities such as Stockholm, Gothenburg and Malmö, in addition to others whose opening is expected this year -Mariestad and Stockholm-. In Sweden hydrogen can be easily obtained, and locally produced 100% from renewable energy, as in Denmark.
When using hydrogen to generate electricity through a fuel cell, the Toyota Mirai produces no exhaust emission but water. Moreover, its autonomy with a full tank of about 500 kilometers, is comparable to that of gasoline vehicles and the refueling process takes only about three minutes.
Toyota sells its Toyota Mirai with hydrogen fuel cell in different countries