Toyota Mirai Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle (FCEV) and Hyundai NEXO FCEV | 2019 Canadian International Auto Show
I have not been following Hydrogen recently to be honest. Speaking to a Toyota rep at the show, I was caught off guard to hear that Toyota and Honda had partnered together with the Government of Quebec (and some other partners) and are almost finished building Quebec's first Hydrogen fueling station. The rep also stated that the Government of Quebec had ordered a fleet of 50 Toyota Mirai's. I'm not shocked at how Quebec is moving forward in quick fashion compared to Ontario, but more shocked that a Hydrogen vehicle is already on the ground running. I thought it would take a few more years. Kudos to Toyota for actually completing production of the Mirai. I think in the end more choice is better and the lack of driving range that is always brought up as a disadvantage of Battery Electric Vehicles, well now people have another choice over traditional gasoline Hybrid's.
Hyundai showcased their NEXO FCEV at the show as well. The interior of the NEXO looked and felt better than the Mirai IMO as I sat down in both vehicles. Mirai looks better than the Prius which is a plus.
Toyota Mirai is advertised with 500 KM range, while Hyundai NEXO is estimated at up to 570 KM range. Both advertise up to 5 minutes of refueling time replicating gasoline vehicle refueling time.
More on Toyota Mirai: https://www.toyota.ca/toyota/en/safety- ... cell-mirai
More on Hyundai NEXO: https://hyundaicanada.com/en/coming-soon/2019-nexo
Automakers Provide Update on the Progress of Quebec’s Hydrogen Fueling Infrastructure for Fuel Cell Electric Vehicles: https://media.toyota.ca/releases/hydrog ... c-vehicles
What do you think? Is Hydrogen the future? Do you see yourselves purchasing a Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle down the road?