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Funding support for hydrogen fuel call cars drives Toyota Mirai take-up

Public and private fleets including the Science Museum and Aberdeen City Council are to implement Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell cars after winning funding from the Government.

Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car

A total of 20 new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell cars will join UK fleets after winning government funding

A total of 12 new Mirai customers, including Arval too, are among the fleet operators that have been successful in a competition to share £2m to invest in new hydrogen fuel cell cars and vans. The new vehicles should be in service by April next year.

The news comes as Toyota invests in more specialist centres across the country. From next week, centres in London, Swindon, Sheffield, Swansea and Aberdeen will help extend the reach of the technology, in line with the national H2 infrastructure network plan.

Last week also saw clean fuel company ITM Power open a solar hydrogen refuelling station in Rainham, East London.

Paul Van der Burgh Toyota (GB) president and managing director, said: “We are proud to be at the forefront of bringing the benefits of ultra-low emission transport to the UK and welcome the Government’s announcement of funding that will enable more of our customers to introduce Mirai to their fleets. Toyota is committed to producing vehicles that provide sustainable mobility, developing breakthrough technologies that have successfully brought hybrid and now fuel cell vehicles to the marketplace.”

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for 16 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day. As Business Editor, Natalie ensures the group websites and newsletters are updated with the latest news.