Toyota Raffling First US-Bound Mirai FCV

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon

If you’d like to be one of the first in the United States to hop aboard the silver future of FCVs, but would also like to keep as much money in your wallet as possible, then Toyota has a Mirai for you.

The automaker is planning to give away one of its new FCVs during the 24th Annual Environmental Media Awards October 18 at Warner Bros. Studios in Burbank, Calif. The caveats are as follows:

  • You must be a California resident (due to infrastructure limitations)
  • You must buy a raffle ticket at Bidding For Good; $100 for a single ticket, $500 for six

The money raised from the raffle will go on to benefit EMA-related programs, while the new owner will be paying taxes on their new hydrogen car, assuming tax credits don’t knock off everything first. Otherwise, you can buy your own when the Mirai party pulls into the Port of Long Beach late next year.

Cameron Aubernon
Cameron Aubernon

Seattle-based writer, blogger, and photographer for many a publication. Born in Louisville. Raised in Kansas. Where I lay my head is home.

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  • Theswedishtiger Theswedishtiger on Oct 10, 2014

    This is how the Scion TC should have looked

  • Nrd515 Nrd515 on Oct 11, 2014

    It looks like my Ex-GF's grandson's pictures he drew of his mom's Camry. It was very strange looking, and had the same weird effect of the back wheels/tires looking smaller than the front. Bad, just bad.

  • Petezeiss Petezeiss on Oct 11, 2014

    Just occurred to me that Toyota may be winking at us with the Mirai name. In Japanese, both mirai and shōrai mean future, but mirai is usually used for the distant future; shōrai is for a more foreseeable future. Since the name of a pioneering product from a global titan like Toyota was probably given some thought, I'm guessing Mirai has a special meaning here: "Don't hold your breath."

  • Brian P Brian P on Oct 11, 2014

    The only ones they will sell, will to be government institutions, perhaps a small number of fleet buyers who want to make some sort of environmental statement, and a very small number of rich, idealistic early adopters. For me, it's not even worth the price of a raffle ticket.