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Industry body created to support hydrogen expansion in Australia

Hydrogen Mobility Australia (HMA) has been founded, aimed at advocating for the burgeoning local hydrogen industry. It's made up of automakers, energy companies and infrastructure providers including Toyota Australia, Hyundai Australia, BP Australia and Caltex Australia...

Toyota: hydrogen a "natural stepping stone" from hybrid

Toyota's local arm strongly supports the adoption of hydrogen fuel-cell technology in Australia, despite the current lack of infrastructure. Speaking at the showcase of the Mirai fuel-cell sedan and the company's new mobile hydrogen refueller station, Michael Elias, manager for product planning at Toyota Australia, told CarAdvice the company sees hydrogen power as a natural progression from current hybrid technology - due to the refuelling process being similar to conventional cars...

Toyota reveals mobile hydrogen refueller, joins Mirai trio in Australia

Toyota Australia has revealed its mobile refueller for hydrogen vehicles, joining the trio of Mirai fuel-cell sedans that currently reside in Australia. Comprising of a Linde high-pressure hydrogen refueller sat on the back of a Hino 700 series prime mover, the mobile hydrogen station will allow the Japanese company to take its three Mirai sedans anywhere in Australia that a conventional car can be driven, despite the country's lack of refuelling infrastructure...

Toyota Mirai hydrogen trio moves to Australia

The hydrogen-fuelled Toyota Mirai is back in Australia once again, but even if its polarising styling sings to you, you won't be buying one. Just three examples of the Mirai have come to Australia - this time for a few years - with a focus both on exposing the company's local offices to the technology expected to power its future, and also to promote that same concept in the local market...

Toyota Australia’s hydrogen plans not dependent on government backing

There are still no plans to launch the Toyota Mirai in Australia in the short term, but that’s not due to a lack of government backing for the hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. According to Tony Cramb, Toyota Australia executive director of sales and marketing, the future of hydrogen cars in this country will come down to infrastructure, and any such plans for those fuel-cell electric models may not be directly influenced by government backing...

Toyota Mirai line-up could expand like Prius range – coupe and SUV possible

The Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle (FCV) may have only recently launched, but the Japanese brand is looking towards a range expansion that could include an SUV and a coupe. Just like the Toyota Prius range of cars, the Mirai’s specific hydrogen drivetrain-based platform could allow Toyota to breed a family of models, according to Toyota Mirai chief engineer Yoshikazu Tanaka...

Toyota Mirai coupe with gull-wing doors celebrates Back to the Future day

On Back to the Future day in the US, October 21, 2015, the Japanese company unveiled a one-off Toyota Mirai coupe with gull-wing doors. The unique Mirai was presented overnight at an event that had around 300 Mirai owners, as well as dealers, in attendance. The one-off Mirai features gull-wing doors, like the DeLorean DMC-12 time machine vehicle from the movie franchise, as well as a heads-up display for time travel destinations...

Toyota Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle headed to Australia next month

The Toyota Mirai will be showcased at the World Hydrogen Technologies Convention in Sydney next month. Unveiled for the first time last year, the Mirai is already on sale in Japan and will soon launch in North America and Europe. Australia will be one of the first countries outside these regions to experience the Mirai – the company’s first commercially available hydrogen fuel cell vehicle...

Toyota Mirai production increased thanks to strong order book

Production of the 2015 hydrogen fuel cell Toyota Mirai will be increased by 75 per cent over originally forecasts thanks to strong interest from buyers in Japan. The revised Toyota Mirai production plan calls for 700 fuel cell sedans to be built this year (up from 400). The company then plans to make around 2000 Mirais in 2016 and roughly 3000 in 2017...

Toyota Mirai fuel-cell car to be launched in Japan this week

The world’s biggest car maker Toyota has made a bold statement about what it sees as a bright future for hydrogen-powered cars by calling its new fuel-cell vehicle the Mirai.  Mirai, for those of us who do not speak a Japanese dialect, roughly translates as “the future”...