A filter in the Mirai’s air intake serves as a purifier, capturing SO2, NOx, and PM2.5 as they make their way to the fuel cell. A nifty graph even shows you how much air you’ve purified on your trip to make you feel all green and healthy
Of course, regardless of the style, ride, and interior, you’re unlikely to buy an FCEV without considering all of the factors involved in owning one, mainly because they’re quite expensive and UK charging infrastructure is minimal. The Mirai may be able to travel 400 miles emission-free with a tank full of hydrogen, but there are still only a handful of places in this country where you can refill that tank.
Price progress has been made: at £ 49,995 for the entry-level model (our top-of-the-line Design Premium Pack test car costs £ 64,995), the Mk2 Mirai is entirely £ 10,000 cheaper. than the original, although it is substantially improved in almost every aspect. Prices for commercial contracts, including maintenance, start at £ 435 per month for the entry-level Design version – £ 300 per month cheaper than the old car.
While that’s a substantial cost cut, it still puts the Mirai out of reach for many. Toyota expects a substantial increase in sales due to the lower price, but the vast majority will again be likely to be sold to fleets operating in areas close to refueling stations (expect to see a lot of private hire cars on routes from the airport to Heathrow, with its convenient hydrogen refueling station).