Toyota Mirai arrives at Spain
Four units of the Toyota Mirai, which uses hydrogen as an energy source for propulsion and emits
nothing but water vapor, will be exhibited and tested by those attending the XXI World Hydrogen Energy
Conference (WHEC) during the four days of the event, which will be held at the Palacio de Congresos in
Zaragoza from 13 to 16 June 2016.
It will be the first time this sedan can be seen in Spain, where it is not currently commercialized due to
the absence of a specific plan of promotion and development of hydrogen refueling infrastructure.
Throughout the Spanish territory, today there are five hydrogen refueling stations.
The Toyota Mirai is already sold in Japan and the United States since the end of 2014 and 2015
respectively, and in various countries of Europe: it began in UK, Germany, and Denmark and
subsequently expanded to Belgium, Sweden and Norway. The Netherlands will join in late 2016.
The Mirai works by combining hydrogen and oxygen in the fuel cell stack where the electricity that
powers the electric motor and drives the Mirai is generated. Its range is similar to that of gasoline
vehicles and refueling time is only 3 to 5 minutes. Using hydrogen as an energy source to generate
electricity, Mirai achieves a unique environmental performance, without CO2 emissions and pollutant
emissions throughout their cycle of use, providing autonomy and ride comfort at the same level as any
other model with gasoline engine.