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Toyota Mirai eligible for OLEV plug-in car grant

Available to order in three European markets – the UK, Denmark and Germany – the Mirai offers a 300-mile range using hydrogen to produce electricity which drives its wheels. Refuelling takes a few minutes, and the only exhaust emission is water.

Toyota GB expects a fleet-weighted volume of between 50 and 100 in Europe each year, split evenly between the launch markets, and has said most customers are expected to lease the car. Leasing includes maintenance, roadside assistance, a 24-hour helpline and free hydrogen for the four-year duration of the lease.

Paul Van der Burgh, president and managing director of Toyota GB, said: “Toyota selected the UK as one of the first European markets for Mirai, thanks to the support of Government, agencies and businesses to promote the development of a national hydrogen infrastructure.

“We value and appreciate the decision to support Mirai through the OLEV grant system, not just because it creates a financial incentive for customers, but because it also stands as independent acknowledgement of Mirai’s status as a genuine low-emissions vehicle. This reflects not only its clean performance when driven, but also the potential for hydrogen to be produced sustainably from low-carbon, renewable sources.”

Alex Grant

Trained on Cardiff University’s renowned Postgraduate Diploma in Motor Magazine Journalism, Alex is an award-winning motoring journalist with ten years’ experience across B2B and consumer titles. A life-long car enthusiast with a fascination for new technology and future drivetrains, he joined Fleet World in April 2011, contributing across the magazine and website portfolio and editing the EV Fleet World Website.

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