2016 Toyota Mirai Bound for Select California Dealerships in October | Edmunds

2016 Toyota Mirai Bound for Select California Dealerships in October

TORRANCE, California — The 2016 Toyota Mirai, the automaker's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, will roll into select Toyota dealerships in California starting in October.

Toyota said car shoppers interested in the alt-fuel vehicle now have a destination for pick-up and pre-order.

Participating dealerships in Northern California include San Francisco Toyota, Roseville Toyota, Stevens Creek Toyota and Toyota of Sunnyvale.

Southern California dealerships include Longo Toyota, Toyota Santa Monica, Toyota of Orange and Tustin Toyota.

"These initial dealers were selected based on advanced technology vehicle sales experience and proximity to hydrogen infrastructure," Toyota said.

California is leading the nation with rolling out publicly accessible hydrogen fueling stations for fuel-cell vehicles, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Starting this summer, California customers can request a Mirai by visiting Toyota.com/Mirai.

"Drivers are encouraged to make their requests early to save a potential parking spot in transportation history," Toyota said.

Details about exact order request launch timing will be announced in the coming months.

Toyota earlier said the Mirai will start at $58,325, including an $825 destination charge.

Mirai U.S. sales volume is planned for approximately 3,000 units through 2017.

The zero-emissions Mirai is a four-door, midsize sedan with performance similar to traditional internal combustion engines — refueling in about five minutes and traveling up to 300 miles on a full tank.

Key competitors to the Mirai include the Honda FCX Clarity and Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell vehicle.

Edmunds says: The highly anticipated Mirai is about to become a reality in the driveways of California car shoppers.

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