The second million has fallen: the Ride sharing service CleverShuttle has travelled nearly 2.2 million km’s of zero-emissions within 45 months and carried over 525,000 passengers using 45 Toyota Mirai’s. If the first million miles needed 15 months, CleverShuttle needed just under ten months for the second million.
Clever shuttle has been around since 2015 and is primarily used by people interested in technology and the environment who want to be transported in a CO2-neutral manner. Booked by app, the customers are picked up at the desired location and driven to the desired destination. By bundling passengers with similar routes, the car service ensures low prices, which are up to 40% lower than the conventional fares of conventional taxis.
The cooperation was started in September 2017 with initially 20 Toyota Mirai fuel cell cars in Hamburg. The vehicles are fueled (fuel consumption of hydrogen combined 0.76 kg / 100 km, combined power consumption 0 kWh / 100 km, CO 2 emissions combined 0 g / km) at the filling stations of H2 MOBILITY, the joint venture to expand the nationwide hydrogen infrastructure.
CleverShuttle increased the Mirai fleet to 45 vehicles due to the high level of practicality of the world’s first fuel cell sedan. The vehicles are now being used in Hamburg and also in Munich and Stuttgart.
“We are very pleased to have found CleverShuttle as the perfect partner for our hydrogen technology,” says Ferry MM Franz, Director Toyota Motor Europe, Berlin. “At nearly 2.2 million kilometers, this is the world’s most heavily used hydrogen fleet, demonstrating how innovative, attractive and trouble-free this technology can be. Faster and better, we would not have been able to bring more than 500,000 people into contact with this future-oriented technology. “Continues 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 top-of-the-range vehicle, the 4.89-meter fuel cell sedan offers its occupants maximum comfort and maximum environmental friendliness thanks to its four individual seats. The emission-free Mirai requires only hydrogen for propulsion, which is converted into electrical energy in the fuel cell and 113 kW / 154 hp electric motor drives. This only creates water vapor. With a full tank of Toyota Mirai drives up to 500 km and the refueling takes just under three minutes.