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Toyota Mirai helps Imperial College London further hydrogen research

Imperial College London has taken delivery of a new Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car to support its work looking into the potential of hydrogen as a future source of clean and sustainable energy.

(L-R) Jon Hunt, manager, alternative fuels for Toyota GB, and Professor Nigel Brandon, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at Imperial College London

The Mirai has been acquired with support from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV), Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2 ME) and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU).

The university will use the Mirai both on the road, operating between its London campuses, and as a research resource in its work with the UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell SUPERGEN Hub.

“We’re committed to advancing both sustainable road transport and hydrogen technologies and are delighted to host a car that helps mitigate climate change, improves local air quality and helps meet international energy and environmental policy goals.”

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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.