Toyota To Triple Production Of Mirai Hydrogen Car

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Japanese carmaker Toyota will triple its production of the company's Hydrogen powered car the Mirai, after registering 1,500 bookings in the first month itself, all in Japan.

The company is building 700 units of the Mirai Hydrogen Fueled Car this year, and plans to triple its production to 2,000 units in 2016 and to 3,000 units in 2017.

Toyota had initially had plans to build just 400 units of the Mirai this year. But the company received 1,500 orders since it was released at the end of last year.

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According to Toyota, 60 percent of the bookings received for this Hydrogen cell vehicle came from government officials and private fleet operators and 40 percent was from private individual customers.

The hydrogen fuel celled Mirai will make a UK debut later this year and deliveries will start most likely in September.

It will be the only mass produced private vehicle to run on Hydrogen in the UK. The Government also has plans of funding 11 million pounds to set up hydrogen filling stations in the UK.

The Toyota Mirai was gifted to the Prime Minister of Japan as his official car and was gifted to a few other government officials in Japan as well.

Story first published: Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 9:17 [IST]
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