Toyota Motor Corporation has delivered the world’s first Toyota Mirai fuel cell sedan to the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The honour of delivery was done by Akio Toyoda, the President and Representative Director of Toyota Motor Corporation. The blue Mirai sedan will be used as the Prime Minister’s official car.
On the same day, the company delivered the Mirai sedan to the economy, transport and environment ministries also. The Japanese government plans to increase the number of hydrogen fuel stations in four main urban areas of Japan to around 100 locations by the end of fiscal 2015.
The Japanese automaker announced on 15 January that it has received 1,500 orders of the fuel cell sedan in the first month of sales, almost three times more than the 400 units planned for till the end of 2015.
More information is available in the press release below.
Toyota Delivers First ‘Mirai’ to Japan’s PM – Press Release
On January 15 in Tokyo, Toyota Motor Corporation President Akio Toyoda delivered the first “Mirai” fuel cell sedan to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
During the ceremony, Toyoda said: “This is a historic step and I’m truly excited. This will be a long journey, and to make this first step truly historic we will all need to work together.”