When and where can I get a Mirai?
In Toyota’s press release, they outlined target markets as well as expected sales and delivery dates for various regions around the world.
The Toyota Mirai is currently on sale in these countries:
- United States (currently only in California)
- United Kingdom
The Toyota Mirai is planned to go on sale in these countries:
- Sweden (late 2016)
- Norway (late 2016)
- Netherlands (late 2016)
Toyota Mirai delivery in the USA
The 2016 Toyota Mirai will go on sale in the second half of 2015, with a list price of $57,500. Toyota expects over 90%o f buyers to opt for leasing, rather than buying, to take advantage of the $499 monthly lease rate with only a $3,649 down payment.
Update: On May 7, 2015, Toyota announced California customers can request a Mirai online starting this summer. In October 2015, 8 dealerships in California will sell the Mirai:
- San Francisco Toyota
- Roseville Toyota
- Stevens Creek Toyota
- Toyota of Sunnyvale.
- Longo Toyota
- Toyota Santa Monica
- Toyota of Orange
- Tustin Toyota
The Toyota Mirai will first only be available in California – in an effort to meet the state’s CARB requirements. According to Mirai Cheif Engineer Yoshikazu Tanaka, this could also include New York and Connecticut as those states have hydrogen refueling stations.
Only time will tell if Toyota will eventually roll out the vehicle nationwide.
Deliveries of the fuel cell vehicle are expected in California in September 2015, with volume restricted to less than 200 vehicles that fall, but steadily increasing to over 3000 units by the end of 2017.
These comments are ordered from most recent, to oldest in a chronological order as Toyota makes announcements:
As of January 2016, the Toyota Mirai fuel-cell vehicle has already launched in the UK, Germany, Denmark in 2015 and in Belgium in 2016. Toyota plans to launch it in Sweden, Norway, and the Netherlands later this year.
In Europe, the Mirai FCEV is scheduled to launch in September 2015 (following the US launch) in the UK, Germany, and Denmark. More markets will be added in 2017.
As of August 2015, the first load of Toyota Mirai FCEVs rolled off the ship in Bristol, UK, and Zeebrugge, Belgium. 3 were delivered to the UK, and 2 to Belgium, so not sure how many orders there are or how much demand in Europe there is yet, but Toyota plans to deliver 100 Mirai to Europe in 2016.
The Mirai is scheduled to arrive in Germany and Denmark in September of this year.
Executive Vice President for Toyota Motor Europe, Karl Schlicht, said “This marks the debut of a new age for clean mobility — a turning point in the history of automobiles. With Mirai, Toyota is working on bringing clean, safe and enjoyable mobility for the next 100 years, thanks to fuel cell technology. We are looking forward to the start of delivery of the first Mirai to customers from September and to see the future taking shape on European roads. As with Prius 15 years ago, we are proud to bring yet another groundbreaking innovation to Europe with Mirai”.
Other markets where Mirai will be available from September in Europe are Germany and Denmark. Price is €66,000 + VAT (Germany). At 19% VAT in Germany, the a final price of €78,540 ($87,000).
Toyota’s home country of Japan will be the first to receive the Toyota Mirai, with sales starting on December 15th, 2014. As of November 20, Toyota had already gathered 200 orders of the 400 fuel-cell vehicles they were planning to sell in Japan in 2014.
In February 2015, Toyota claims to have already received more than 1500 orders for the Mirai, with about 60% of those orders coming from government agencies and corporations.