2016 Toyota Mirai's Driving Range Pegged at 312 Miles | Edmunds

2016 Toyota Mirai's Driving Range Pegged at 312 Miles

ASPEN, Colorado — The 2016 Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle, which arrives at Toyota's California dealerships in fall 2015, has an estimated U.S. driving range of 312 miles between refueling stops, Toyota announced on Tuesday.

Toyota also said the Mirai is rated at 67 MPGe or miles-per-gallon equivalent on the EPA test cycle. The Camry-sized Mirai sedan is powered by hydrogen.

The Mirai is the only zero-emissions electric vehicle on the market that tops the 300-mile range milestone.

The EPA has not posted official fuel economy numbers on the Mirai.

In comparison, the 2015 Tesla Model S 85D electric sedan has a driving range of 270 miles on a full charge, according to the EPA. The 2016 Hyundai Tucson fuel-cell SUV has a driving range of 265 miles, according to Hyundai.

"Just as the Prius introduced hybrid-electric vehicles to millions of customers nearly 20 years ago, the Mirai is now poised to usher in a new era of efficient, hydrogen transportation," said Toyota North America CEO Jim Lentz in a statement.

The five-passenger Mirai is priced at $58,325, including an $825 destination charge. The purchase price could potentially fall to under $45,000 with incentives, according to the automaker.

The hydrogen infrastructure is in its infancy, but Toyota predicts greater hydrogen fuel availability in the near future, especially in California.

California is expected to have 48 hydrogen stations in operation by the end of 2016, according to Toyota.

Mirai's Ownership Experience program provides a complimentary rental car for seven days a year for three years, a benefit designed for longer road trips.

Edmunds says: The 2016 Toyota Mirai turns in some impressive numbers, which should be a key selling point with California car shoppers looking for the latest in alt-fuel transportation.

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