Wednesday, 22 March 2017

Toyota Mirai is First to Refuel at new Hydrogen Station in Cobham

Source: Toyota, 24th February 2017

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car was one of the first vehicles to refuel at the official opening of the new hydrogen refuelling station at Cobham services on the M25 in Surrey. The new station, which is the first hydrogen station to be situated on a forecourt in the UK, was opened this week by ITM Power, the energy storage and clean fuel company, with Shell. 

There are now 28 Mirai FCVs in the UK, which have been bought by customers such as ITM, greentomatocars, JCB, and TFL, who are keen to adopt the zero emission vehicles which emit only water from the exhaust.

Image: (L to R) Manfred Becker, head of hydrogen global operations, Shell; Seiji Sano, general manager H2 & FCV promotion, Toyota Motor Corporation; Dr. Graham Cooley, CEO of ITM Power

Paul Van der Burgh, Toyota (GB) President and Managing Director, said: “The opening of Shell’s first forecourt hydrogen refuelling station at Cobham, the seventh hydrogen station in the country, is the result of collaboration, cooperation and determination from government and industry leaders to bring the benefits of sustainable ultra-low emission transport to the UK.

“At Toyota, we are committed to playing a leading role in environmental and technological advances in the automotive industry, and this new station will help us to introduce more customers to the benefits of our fuel cell vehicles, including our Mirai hydrogen fuel cell car. We would like to congratulate the team involved on this significant new project.”

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