HASKEL Hydrogen Systems, a company helping to build a global refuelling infrastructure for hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, has added a Toyota Mirai saloon to its fleet in a bid to promote the low carbon transport potential of Toyota’s hydrogen fuel cell technology.

The car was delivered to Haskel’s Sunderland base on 13 August. While the company has a fully operational hydrogen refuelling station in the north east of England, the company will soon be launching a more compact, plug-and-play hydrogen refuelling station aimed at small fleet customers.

We’re really excited about having the Mirai on our fleet. We’ll be using the car to support the demonstration and development of our hydrogen refuelling systems, as well as provide emission-free business travel for the company.

Darran Heath, Haskel’s global general manager, Hydrogen Systems

The Toyota Mirai, which was acquired with support from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is powered by electricity generated on-board by a fuel cell stack through the process of combining hydrogen with oxygen.

Jon Hunt and Darran Haskell with Toyota Mirai
Jon Hunt, Toyota’s manager for alternative fuels (right), with Mirai and Darran Heath from Haskel Global

Like battery electric cars, the hydrogen powered Mirai has smooth, near-silent running. It produces no emissions other than pure water. Where it differs is the range – over 300 miles on a tank of hydrogen.

Many UK organisations, particularly those with hard to decarbonise and demanding transport requirements, ranging from private hire operators, to museums and universities, police forces, public bodies and private companies, have turned to the Mirai and covered millions of miles of emission-free driving.

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