According tomedia reports, the world may not be ready to use fuel cell-powered cars, but Toyota is ready to launch a second-generation Mirai sedan to help change the public’s collective perception of this type of car. On Sunday, local time, the carmaker revealed via Twitter that the next Mirai would be available in the U.S. in December.
But don’t expect it to be widely used when it’s launched. Mirai is currently sold only in California and Hawaii, the only two states with moderate-level hydrogen fuel networks. Even so, it is vulnerable to supply chain problems. Toyota has previously told Roadshow that it still plans to work with states in the northeastern United States to help build a hydrogen fuel supply chain, but overall, hydrogen fuel networks are hard to come by.
However, buyers or lessees will have two Mirai kit options: XLE and Limited. Prices have not been disclosed, but the XLE will be an entry-level sedan, while Limited has all the comforts. They still look beautiful.
The new Mirai is also expected to have a larger hydrogen fuel cell, so drivers can expect to get longer range than their current cars. Toyota thinks it can increase its range by 30%, so a box of hydrogen can run 400 miles.
We may get more information before the car is released, so let’s keep an eye on it in the near future.