Toyota now holds the Guinness World Record for the longest range achieved by a fuel cell EV. It covered a distance of 1,300 km on single hydrogen filling in two days. The used car is the second-generation Toyota Mirai. For your information, let us tell you that the Toyota Mirai was the first production fuel cell electric vehicle available for retail sale in North America.
For the record, this car has been driven by Wayne Geddes, a professional hypermiler driver from America. To make the driving experience realistically possible, the Mirai is primarily driven around Southern California and during peak hours. On the first day, the car covered a distance of 761.22 km and the rest 589.6 km was covered on the second day. The 1,359.9 km ride was accomplished by consuming just 5.65 kg of hydrogen.
While the BEV takes time to charge, the FCEV can be refueled in just 5 minutes. The 2021 Toyota Mirai gets three onboard cylinders for hydrogen storage. This car comes with a peak power output of 172 HP and maximum torque of 300 Nm. The car can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 9.0 seconds. Mirai generates electricity by combining hydrogen with oxygen from the outside air.
This car offers a driving range of 647 km. In the USA, the 2021 Toyota Mirai starts at $49,500. Toyota is selling the Mirai with complimentary fuel for the next six years.