This story featuring Clevershuttle was published in March of this year and shows that fuel cell vehicles are ready for everyday use.
The most used Mirai fleet in the world: the environmentally friendly CleverShuttle service has covered over five million kilometers with the Toyota fuel cell vehicle within two and a half years.
- In use at several German locations since September 2017
- CleverShuttle is a leading provider of ride pooling
- No technical problems and unlimited performance
Cologne–With its Toyota Mirai fleet (combined hydrogen fuel consumption 0.76 kg / 100 km; combined power consumption 0 kWh / 100 km; combined CO 2 emissions 0 g / km), the ridesharing CleverShuttle has over five million kilometers zero emissions within two and a half years unwound. This corresponds to the six and a half times the distance from the earth to the moon and back.
CleverShuttle is Germany’s leading ridesharing provider and uses the most used Toyota Mirai fleet in Germany. The cooperation began in September 2017 with an initial 20 Toyota Mirai in Hamburg, and the fleet was expanded to 45 vehicles at several locations.
Bookings are made via an app, customers are picked up at the desired location and driven to the desired destination. By bundling passengers with similar routes, the driver service ensures low prices that are up to 40 percent lower than the usual transport prices for conventional taxis.
“The experience of driving five million kilometers shows that fuel cell vehicles are already perfectly suitable for everyday use,” says Ferry MM Franz, Director Toyota Motor Europe, Berlin. “No technical defects whatsoever and the unrestricted performance of the fuel cell, with top mileage of almost 200,000 kilometers per vehicle, prove that durability is guaranteed at all times,” continued Franz.
The Toyota Mirai was presented in 2014 and has been available in Germany since 2015. It can be ordered by both private and commercial customers. As a luxury vehicle, the fuel cell sedan offers its occupants maximum comfort and maximum environmental friendliness thanks to the four individual seats: the emission-free Mirai requires only hydrogen for propulsion, which is converted into electrical energy in the fuel cell and the 113 kW / 154 hp electric motor drives.
It can travel up to 500 kilometres on one tank, and refuelling takes just three minutes.
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