Germany: Bayreuth District Drives Hydrogen Fuel Cell Toyota Mirai

By January 10, 2020 2   min read  (276 words)

January 10, 2020 |

Bayreuth Toyota Mirai 2020

First hydrogen-powered company vehicle in the fleet

  • Fuel cell vehicle on the road with zero emissions
  • Short fueling times and ranges of around 500 kilometers
  • Toyota partner Engel has handed the vehicle over to the district administrator

CologneThe Bayreuth district is now on the road in a Toyota Mirai (combined hydrogen consumption 0.76 kg / 100 km; combined electricity consumption 0 kWh / 100 km; combined CO 2 emissions 0 g / km): the Franconian district is expanding its fleet by locally emission-free fuel cell vehicle.

Toyota Autohaus Engel handed over the hydrogen-powered vehicle to Frank Hermann Hermann (CSU) on behalf of District Administrator Hermann Hübner together with Frank Still, Key Account Project Manager Mirai / Alternative Drives at Toyota Germany, in December 2019.

The district of Bayreuth is working intensively on the implementation of sustainable concepts for sustainable mobility in rural areas – and is now setting a good example. The Mirai is the first hydrogen-powered company vehicle. In the future it will be used in particular on longer routes, eight percent of all business trips in the district cover more than 150 kilometers.

Such distances are no problem for the Toyota Mirai : the four-door car can cover around 500 kilometers with just one tank of fuel. Another advantage: the stopover at the first hydrogen filling station, which opened just a few months ago in Bayreuth, doesn’t take much longer than that with conventionally powered vehicles. This is due to the innovative fuel-cell drive, which converts hydrogen into electrical energy and thus drives a 113 kW / 154 hp electric motor. The only emission is water vapor – no trace of CO 2 and nitrogen oxides (NO X ).

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