Considering the high local demand and the upcoming export plans of the vehicle, Toyota has announced that it will increase the production of the Toyota Mirai fuel cell car. Launched on 15 December 2014, the fuel cell saloon already has an unprecedented demand locally.
Toyota’s new production for the hydrogen-powered saloon involves increasing production from 700 units in 2015 to around 2,000 in 2016 and approximately 3,000 in 2017. The company decided to take this timely action in view of around 1,500 orders being received in the first month of sales in Japan and the expected global demand once the model launches later this year in Europe and the USA.
More information is available in the press release below.
TOYOTA TO INCREASE MIRAI PRODUCTION – Press Release
Toyota announced today it is to increase production of its Mirai fuel cell car. The hydrogen-powered saloon was launched in Japan on 15 December last year and will be introduced in the UK and other selected European markets during 2015.
The new plan calls for production to increase from 700 units this year to approximately 2,000 in 2016 and around 3,000 in 2017.
Toyota decided the supply structure should be adjusted to reflect the level of demand for the vehicle, in view of around 1,500 orders being received in the first month of sales in Japan and the prospect of the model being launched in Europe and the USA later this year.
Following the production increases, sales plans for Japan, the US and Europe will be formulated, taking into consideration the level of hydrogen infrastructure development, energy policies, car purchasing subsidies, consumer demand, environmental regulations and other factors in each region.