Toyota Receives Over 1,500 Orders For Mirai FCV In Home Market

Cameron Aubernon
by Cameron Aubernon
toyota receives over 1 500 orders for mirai fcv in home market

One month after Toyota began sales of its Mirai FCV in Japan, around 1,500 have been ordered thus far, well over the 400 the automaker thought it would sell for the entirety of 2015.

Carscoops reports the 1,500 orders are split 60/40 in favor of government and corporate fleets. The overall majority of the orders come from four locations in the country: Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture, Aichi Prefecture and Fukuoka Prefecture. Due to its popularity, however, Toyota said it may take a while to fulfill those orders.

The Mirai is expected in the United States beginning later this year, and will sell for $57,500 before federal and state tax credits. A 36-month lease will also be available, with $3,649 due at signing, and $499 per month thereafter.

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  • Redliner Redliner on Jan 16, 2015

    I feel everyone is too caught up in the "eww, it looks funky" mentality. The real news here is that we have a real, "on sale now" fuel cell car that doesn't cost a million dollars and will probably operate with typical Prius reliability. There may be a debate about the viability of hydrogen as a fuel, but there can be no denying that the car itself works rather unremarkably, which is very remarkable.

    • SCE to AUX SCE to AUX on Jan 16, 2015

      All true. But since Toyota isn't a charity or research think tank, it makes no business sense to produce such a product. And the 'greenness' of this vehicle is questionable at best. As for its looks, Toyota could help their hydrogen cause if the car was attractive, shallow as that sounds. I though Honda's Clarity did very well in this regard.

  • 05lgt 05lgt on Jan 16, 2015

    Maybe, and I'm going out on a limb here, Toyota knows more than I do about graphenes effect on hydrogen generation. While they do claim to value thier human employees more than most corporations, thier habit of bringing home larger profits than any other automotive company make me doubt they're doing charitable work here.

  • Bikephil Bikephil on Jan 17, 2015

    That thing is so gay looking it makes me laugh! Makes a Prius look good.

  • DrGastro997 DrGastro997 on Jan 18, 2015

    Despite the awful look of it, it's nice to see a company that's willing to take on a challenge and do something quite different. That's a manufacturer I'd like to buy from.

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