Toyota just drove the Mirai for 1,003km on one 5.6kg hydrogen tank

This is now the longest distance traveled by a hydrogen vehicle on a single tank
by Tom Harrison | Jun 4, 2021
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Toyota says that if you drive normally, its hydrogen-fuelled Mirai can travel around 644km between fill-ups. Drive much more carefully, though, and you could go further. Maybe a lot further.

By doing just that, Toyota France has driven a Mirai 1,003km on a lone 5.6kg tank of hydrogen, thereby breaking the Hyundai Nexo’s existing record for the longest distance traveled by a hydrogen-fuelled vehicle on a single tank by a whopping 116km.

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The company says the unmodified Mirai covered 1,003km, or 623 miles, on public roads south of Paris in the Loir-et-Cher and Indre-et-Loire regions of France. The distance covered and consumption, rated at 0.55kg of hydrogen per 100km, have been independently certified.

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The four drivers supposedly used “no special techniques that could not be used by everyday drivers” and arrived home with an indicated 9km of range remaining.

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Together with Hyundai/Kia, Toyota is one of the biggest proponents of hydrogen fuel-cell tech. Why not go ahead and read our review of the Mirai, which is vastly improved over the old one…

NOTE: This article first appeared on TopGear.com. Minor edits have been made.

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